The singer-songwriter told fans last week that she was "preggo," but it turned out to be a joke.
"This is quite shocking to people. This is me. This is endometriosis," she wrote. "I never intended to share these photos."
"I didn’t care about fame or fortune, big house, fancy career, nice car — none of that has ever been important to me. I just wanted to be a mom," Karen Pence said.
Remember those teenage pregnancy myths we used to trade in the 6th form common room? You can’t get pregnant while standing up, you can’t get pregnant if you have sex on your period, you can’t get pregnant if you pee straight afterwards?
Could your job be lowering your fertility? New research has revealed that heavy lifting and working night shifts has been linked to poor fertility in women. The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that a physically demanding jobs or work schedules outside normal office hours could take it’s toll on a woman’s fertility.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, had swapped retirement for motherhood, having welcomed her first child, a daughter called Pia, at the ripe age of 64. Janet Jackson recently gave birth to her first child, a son Eissa, at 50, while Mick Jagger is back in the sleep-deprived haze of babyhood, having welcomed his eighth child, Deveraux Octavian Basil, back in December. Nicole Kidman has also revealed that she may not be done with the whole giving birth thing and is still hoping for another baby at the age of 49.
Recent statistics reveal that around one in seven couples will suffer from infertility and many of them will seek medical help in the form of IVF. A study commissioned by BBC Panorama and conducted by Oxford University has revealed that desperate couples could be forking out thousands of pounds for bolt-on IVF treatments that have little effect on pregnancy success rates. The add-on treatments range from a £50 blood screening test to £8,000 egg-freezing packages are often offered to couples on top of standard IVF procedures.
A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, a daily glass of red wine may actually boost your fertility. Published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endrocrinology & Metabolism, the study uncovered that resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, lowers a woman’s risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the main causes of infertility in women. Unfortunately, PCOS is a pretty common disorder among women of child-bearing age.
Despite the NHS and various other experts advising that women’s fertility steeply declines after 35, Lord Robert Winston believes women remain fertile until they are 45 and are wrongly being pushed into early IVF by some private clinics. Speaking on Good Morning Britain earlier this week, Lord Winston, who heads the Genesis Research Trust in London claimed women are actually able to get pregnant until their mid-40s and some private fertility clinics could be misleading couples about this for financial gain.
A new report by Office for National Statistics (ONS) in England and Wales has revealed that in 2015 there were 15.2 births per 1,000 women aged 40 and over in 2015 compared to just 14.5 for those aged under 20. In 1981, the rate was 4.9 for women aged 40 and over compared to 28.1 for women under 20, which means the fertility rate among older women has more than trebled since 1981.
If your guy is somewhat of a Coca Cola chugger, you might want to get him to cut back. Scientists at Copenhagen University Hospital have found that downing cans of cola can have a detrimental effect on men’s reproductive health. The study revealed that drinking one litre of cola per day could see a reduction in sperm count by up to 30 per cent.
Adam Balen, chairman of the British Fertility Society (BFS) and professor of reproductive medicine at Leeds University believes children should be taught about fertility from a young age. “This is something we have been discussing a lot at the BFS,” Professor Balen told the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Helsinki, Finland.
In short, Alex Abramovich and his wife, Caroline, are ready for their first child and they are over the moon. Caroline’s due date is July 29. The healthcare that Abramovich, a transgender man, received at a Toronto fertility clinic was discriminatory because of his gender identity, he says.
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Actresses Courteney Cox, Brooke Shields and new mom Chrissy Teigen have all had success conceiving through IVF, and it’s estimated that over 8,000 IVF procedures are performed in Canada each year – not to mention the millions that take place south of the border. FertilityIQ, a fertility-focused tech company out of the U.S., recently did a survey of more than a thousand fertility patients to find out who is having the most success when it comes to IVF. What they found was that there were certain societal factors that strongly influenced the success of the treatments.