Archive for November 2014

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Egg yolks and soya: a possible fertility treatment?

A couple who spent six years trying to become pregnant via in vitro fertilization are now parents to a baby boy – Joseph – thanks to an egg yolk and soya treatment. Cathy Garvey and her partner Dan Bowley underwent four unsuccessful cycles of IVF, one of which sadly ended in a miscarriage. After countless […]

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Cutting the caffeine: Giving up coffee while we’re trying to get pregnant

My partner Sam and I love our morning ritual: we wake up early, go for a run, and then grab large lattes on our way home. We sip our drinks, read the morning paper, and then get ready for work. I’ll often grab another large coffee mid-morning, and on a long workday, I’ll have another […]

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More women considering childlessness for fear of risking their career

A new survey conducted in the UK sheds light into women’s perceptions and experience of the impact of motherhood on their career. The survey of 2,000 British women was conducted by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Half of the women had children while half were childless. Results showed that over half of the women […]

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Higher dairy intake may improve pregnancy rates

Two new studies presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine provide evidence that eating and drinking dairy products may improve pregnancy rates in those undergoing IVF. The first study was conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Centre. Women who were undergoing IVF at the centre filled out a […]

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