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Couple expecting quadruplets after 8 years of trying to become pregnant

Ashley and Tyson Gardner, of Utah, United States were shocked to discover that they are expecting two sets of identical twin baby girls after undergoing their first in vitro fertilization cycle. At 70 million to 1, the odds of this happening were even greater than the odds of winning a lottery. Doctors transferred two embryos […]

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Egg Freezing

Grandparents in waiting: More parents paying for their daughters to freeze their eggs

With the trend for women to delay childbearing into their 30s and 40s, more parents, and want-to-be grandparents, appear willing to spend their savings to pay for their adult daughters to freeze their eggs, and when necessary, their IVF treatments. Doctor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director of Create Fertility Clinics, and a consultant for the National […]

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More women having children later: 1 in 5 new mothers age 35 or over

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate that more than half of the babies born in Britain in 2013 were born to women over 30, and 1 in 5 new mothers were 35 or older. The average first-time mother in the UK is now 28.3 years old. The trend towards older […]

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Financing Fertility Treatments

Infertility not just a problem for the rich

An article published in New York Magazine by Erica Schwiegershausen asks, “Why do we treat infertility like it’s just rich women’s problem?” Approximately 1 in 6 couples experience infertility. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 11% of women age 15 to 44 have difficulty becoming pregnant or experience miscarriages. Infertility affects […]

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