Archive for November 2012

Increased risk to mothers due to obesity and delayed childbearing

After decades of reductions in maternal mortality rates, a recent study found that increasing numbers of women are dying in childbirth. UK researchers found that in 2010/11 there were just under 20 deaths for every 100,000 births as compared to just under 10 in 100,000 deaths in 2005. The researchers attributed the increase in maternal […]

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I have two children – both in their thirties. My son is married and my daughter is in a long-term relationship. They have said they want children someday but I’m worried that if they wait too long, they won’t be able to. How do I talk to them about the ‘kids issue’ without sounding like a wanna-be grandparent (which I am)?

This month’s Ask an Expert question has been answered by our site creator, Dr. Judith Daniluk, a leading researcher and counsellor in the field of women’s sexuality and reproductive health. Learn more about Dr. Daniluk here.  The situation you find yourself in is one many parents of adult children are facing these days, as the trend to delay […]

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Preventing a fertility disaster: NYU Fertility Center saves eggs and embryos during Hurricane Sandy

Numerous embryos housed at the NYU Fertility Center located in Manhattan were rescued following a power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The center’s incubators – which typically house embryos at womb-temperature – began to cool after the facility’s back-up generator ran out of gas. Since embryos need to be maintained in a warm environment, the […]

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Celiac Disease

The effects of Celiac Disease on women’s and men’s fertility

Celiac Disease – more commonly known as gluten intolerance – is an autoimmune condition characterized by surface damage to the small intestine caused by eating gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. Damage to the intestine may also cause problems with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. This disease has […]

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