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Amazing “love letters” between our donors and recipients

Sometimes our recipients and donors have a "letter love affair" that is channelled through us – it is really heartwarming, especially when the donation has a happy and positive ending. Here's what we mean: Recipient: We think you might have started your injections a few days ago and we wanted...
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“There is no greater gift to give” – one donor shares her story

My stomach is bloated and uncomfortable. I sit and it cramps, I stand and I experience the most excruciating spasms in my abdomen. The day of the operation has arrived. My eggs are ready and soon this will all be over. The waiting room is buzzing as usual with all...
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Should infertility be part of sex-ed at school?

For a group of teenagers, Lauren, Fazana, Flora and Mackenzie are remarkably knowledgeable about fertility. Sitting in the library at St Marylebone school in central London, they're explaining what they've learned. These year 10 girls know how common infertility is, how female fertility declines with age and they understand that...
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5 tips to improve IVF success

5 tips to improve IVF success Eating avocados and foods high in monounsaturated fat can triple the success of your in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. But is there anything else you can do to improve your IVF success? A new study carried out by researchers at the Harvard School of...
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Is this the future for career women? Top surgeon recommends ovarian grafts to delay motherhood

The pioneering surgeon behind the world's first ovary transplant says women could use the same technique to delay childbearing and the menopause. Dr Sherman Silber predicted that ovarian transplants for social reasons were a realistic option for preserving fertility. The US microsurgeon transplanted a whole ovary from one identical twin...
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ART imitates nature in live birth successes

According to ABC, women in their 30s and 40s who undergo multiple infertility treatments may be nearly as likely to deliver a baby as women who conceive naturally, according to new research that provides men and women with a more realistic view of their chances of becoming parents. Until now,...
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Infertility In Your 20s: Getting Diagnosed When You Should Be In Your ‘Fertility Peak’

Olivia Tullo was 28 when she and her husband decided to start a family. They’d bought a house; they had a puppy. They were ready. “We started trying, and several months went by. I just had a feeling,” Tullo said. “I just knew something wasn’t right.” Her OB-GYN recommended a...
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Single hormone shot can replace daily doses in IVF

Women preparing for fertility treatment typically get a series of daily, sometimes uncomfortable hormone shots to kick their ovaries into over-drive -- but a new review of previous studies suggests one long-acting shot may work just as well. For in vitro fertilization, extra follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH, is used to...
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From childless, to four children

There is a lot of love in the Cavin-Green home. A lot of love, and a lot of baby stuff. There are four bright baby bouncers and four tidy high chairs. There are four plush pillow animals arranged on a living room shelf, waiting for playtime. Outside, the family minivan...
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