Archive for May 2012

I am a single woman in my mid-thirties. I think I want to have children but I don’t yet have a partner and I’m not comfortable doing this on my own. What can I do to keep my options open?

Written by our mental health expert Janet Takefman, Ph.D. You are fortunate that this is 2012 as your options are considerably more reliable than they would have been just a few years ago. Fertility preservation for women for non-medical reasons is a relatively new clinical procedure that many clinics are now offering. Egg freezing, as […]

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My lesbian partner and I both want to become mothers using the same donor. How do we decide which donor characteristics are important – given our different ethnic backgrounds?

Written by our mental health expert Karen Kranz, Ph.D. Choosing the right donor can be a challenging process, especially if you and your partner have different ideas about what donor characteristics are important to you. See our section on third party information for more general information about using donor sperm. First, I’d suggest that you […]

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Even if you’re healthy and active, you may still have difficulties becoming pregnant in your late 30s and 40s.

Many women think that if they are fit and active, feel healthy, and are still menstruating that they are still fertile. Unfortunately this generally isn’t the case, as a woman’s eggs are as old as she is and older eggs have more difficulty becoming fertilized. Men’s fertility declines with age too, no matter how fit […]

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Saying Good-Bye Because He Isn’t Ready to Have Kids

My boyfriend and I have been dating on and off since we met at university about 10 years ago. We fight, we get back together, we fight, we get back together. That’s the pattern. He goes back and forth on the issues of kids as well. One day he says he definitely wants […]

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