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Content Tagged: fertility problems

I’m 28 and just had my first child 8 months ago. I am still breastfeeding my daughter. We were trying for about a year before becoming pregnant. We want to have another child, but aren’t sure when we should start trying again, especially if it takes another year. Is it easier to get pregnant again once you’ve had a child already?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.   Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! When women breastfeed their body produces a hormone called prolactin. This hormone can prevent ovulation and thereby keep your periods away. The more you breastfeed the higher your prolactin levels […]

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An aspirin a day may help some women carry their babies to term

For a British couple, an aspirin a day did more than keep the doctor away – it helped them conceive and become parents to son Alfie. After two miscarriages and seven unsuccessful IVF cycles, Sarah and Chris Broadfield were told by their doctors that Sarah’s miscarriages were likely caused by Antiphospholipid syndrome (AS) an rare […]

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Icing your testicles in order to have a baby? An unusual male fertility fix

It is estimated that 1 in 6 couples experience difficulty conceiving, with 30% of those problems being caused by problems with the male partner’s fertility. In the face of those statistics, increasingly men are being encouraged to try to improve their fertility through lifestyle changes, as well as other natural and sometimes unusual, “fertility fixes.” […]

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A tube of “embryo glue” helps couple conceive after failed IVF treatments

Nicola and Andrew Stone are thrilled to be parents to daughter Sophia Elsie-May, after surgeons used a special adhesive to attach a fertilized embryo to the wall of Nicola’s uterus. Unable to conceive naturally, Andrew and Nicola were told that they would have difficulty having a baby because Andrew’s sperm count was too low and […]

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