Archive for August 2012

Motherhood and School

Can I do it all?: Juggling school and motherhood

I just found out the greatest news – I have been accepted to graduate school! A Ph.D. program, to be more exact, which means another 6+ years of training. On the one hand I feel ecstatic, but I’m also a bit worried. I’m 32 years old and I’ve been married to the best, sweetest, and […]

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Older Parenthood

Study examines advantages and disadvantages of first-time parenting after age 40

A recent study conducted at the University of California offers some information about what first-time parents see as advantages and disadvantages of having children after age 40. The researchers conducted interviews with 46 couples and 15 individual men and women. Most of the men and women identified advantages to later childbearing such as having established […]

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Ovarian Tissue Freezing

Ovarian tissue freezing offers women new way of preserving their fertility

A new clinic opening in the United Kingdom is to be the first of its kind in the country to offer women the chance to freeze their ovarian tissue in their 20s and early 30s so it can be re-implanted when they are ready to have children later in their lives. This new fertility preservation […]

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PCOS & Fertility

Excess body hair can be a warning sign of a common fertility problem

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone imbalance that occurs when women’s ovaries produce excessive amounts of androgen. Although there are several types of androgens, testosterone is the most commonly known. In its most basic form, androgen is an anabolic steroid. The overproduction of androgen results in the development of small harmless cysts in women’s […]

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