Archive for November 2013

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Things to consider before pursuing fertility treatments

A recent article by Miriam Zoll published in Lilith Magazine highlighted the 10 things she wishes she had known before pursuing in vitro fertilization. Zoll and her husband underwent several expensive IVF treatments, including two attempts using the donated eggs of younger women. After several years and thousands of dollars worth of unsuccessful treatments and […]

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Could carrots be the secret to healthy sperm?

A recent study conducted at Harvard and published in Fertility and Sterility examined the effect of eating fruits and vegetables on men’s sperm. The study included 200 men who were asked to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to determine the relationship between a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the quality of […]

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My partner and I just found out that we’re pregnant. Given that we’re both in our late 30s, would you recommend prenatal testing? What prenatal testing options are available and which options are most accurate?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Prenatal testing is a very personal decision. Before embarking on the process, I often ask people to make sure that they know what the test they are having can and cannot test for, and to think about […]

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A road more often being travelled: The choice to remain childfree

With the birth rate in America at an all-time low, TIME Magazine’s recent profile of “The Childfree Life” has refueled discussions about the choice not to have children. The latest figures across ethnic groups show that approximately 1 in 5 American women will remain childless – by choice or circumstances – up from 1 in […]

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