A 61-year-old woman offered to be her own granddaughter's gestational carrier, using an egg donated by her son-in-law's sister.
After years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade announced the birth of their daughter via a surrogate on Thursday. Why her decision to do skin-to-skin contact matters.
One baby is being reigned a 'symbol of hope' after a photo documenting the reality of IVF goes viral.
"I just hope other women considering surrogacy can learn from my story. And that a greater good will come out of this nightmare."
Gabrielle Union has revealed she has suffered multiple miscarriages in attempted to have a much-longed for baby with NBA star husband Dwyane Wade.
Sports anchor Sara Walsh, formerly of ESPN, got personal about parenthood and miscarriage in a touching Mother’s Day Instagram post.
After years of struggling through infertility and three miscarriages, Vikki Hamilton was told that her only chance at conceiving and carrying a pregnancy to term was through IVF. Hamilton was absolutely devastated and unsure about what she wanted to do next. To help chronicle the complex emotions she was feeling, she reached out to Abbi Fox of Foxy Photography to put her internal struggle into beautiful and heartbreaking pictures.
"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.
The Spanish woman, who became pregnant after seeking IVF treatment in the U.S., delivered a boy weighing in at 5.3 pounds and a girl who weighed 4.9 pounds on Tuesday. Recoletas Hospital medical director Enrique Martin said the babies, delivered by cesarean section, are “perfectly healthy,” despite the high-risk pregnancy.
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.
You’d think Internet tolls would get the message by now: Don’t mess with Chrissy Teigen. And even if you were to troll her and delete the offensive words for fear of retribution from the model’s 3.8 million (and counting) Twitter followers — she’s got you covered. In a recent Twitter smackdown, a teacher from Florida asked the supermodel why she didn’t “give it a minute to try naturally” to have a baby. Unfazed, Teigen responded that she’s tried for about nine years (she was very public about her fertility struggles) and, for good measure, called the Twitter troll “a complete witch.’ Ouch!Scroll through the gallery to see 10 times this year when the model has completely shut down her haters.Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA!
Chrissy Teigen has always been open about her struggle with IVF over the years, including the process that lead to bringing her daughter Luna into the world. “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.
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.
It’s a pretty well-known fact that it takes two people to make a baby. But on Thursday, Britain became the first country to approve an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment that can create babies from three individuals.
Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb are continuing their legal battle over embryos from their defunct relationship. The battle between Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb, over their frozen embryos is (somehow) still going on — and on Tuesday, it took a strange turn when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mother. In addition to acting as the plaintiffs in the new version of the lawsuit, the fertilized eggs have names: “Emma” and “Isabella.” This detail no doubt aims to encourage people to think of them more as living human beings.
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.
Samuel Leighton-Dore is a 24-year-old gay man who desperately wants to start a family with his partner, Bradley Tennant. Leighton-Dore admits that even his mother has had difficultly wrapping her head around the arrangement.
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.
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.
Maybe not, but in the week news broke that Janet Jackson is reportedly pregnant with her first child at the tender age of 49, British women have revealed they believe 44 is ‘too old’ to have children. According to a new survey for the Private Pregnancy UK Show the majority of British women believe it is ‘unnatural’ to have babies over the age of 44.
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.