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Men who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of infertility

Men who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for infertility, says a report in fox.com. Compared with men of normal weight, overweight and obese men were more likely to have low sperm count, or not have any viable sperm, researchers in France found. "These data strongly suggest...
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One child, two biological mothers

The court recognises two biological mothers after egg from one woman was removed, fertilized and placed into second woman, reports The Jerusalem Post. Two women, who were both intrinsically involved in bringing a child into the world, were recognized on Sunday as the child’s biological mothers by the Ramat Gan...
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An overseas Nurture recipient shares her good news

When Tertia asked me to tell about my experience, I had two parallel internal responses: one is that I prefer not to talk about it, and keep the whole thing to myself in order to preserve my privacy. The other was that I really would like to help Tertia to...
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Good news for women over 50 who use donor eggs

The biggest single-centre study of older women who used egg donation to become pregnant has reassuring news. A study published recently in the American Journal of Perinatology is the biggest single-centre study of older women who used egg donation to become pregnant. The research included 101 women and examined whether...
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A note from one of our recipients

"I can’t believe it - my baby is a year old already. It has been a wonderful year that went by so fast. The baby has grown so much and remains so sweet. She is such a joy, she smiles quite a lot and her smile is contagious. She is...
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15 reasons to become an egg donor

15 reasons to get off the fence and become an egg donor 1. You’ll get to witness the wonders of modern medicine first hand. 2. It will make you feel powerful in your ability to make positive social change. 3. Many women and men desperately need eggs to make their...
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Happy 3rd birthday to Nurture’s first twins!

Our first babies - the precious twins who were born through Nurture's first egg donor programme - turned three last week. The Nurture gals were ecstatic with this milestone, and received an awesome letter from the twins' mom: Hi Nurture Aunties, Today we celebrate our little angels 3rd Birthday, I...
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The link between cigarettes and infertility

Being exposed to cigarette smoke as a baby or foetus could reduce a female's fertility, new Australian research has found. The three-year study examined the effect that three chemicals found in cigarettes had on ovarian development and egg fertilisation. It found females who were exposed to the toxins through cigarette...
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The 10 things you need to know about infertility

Tertia shares 10 things everyone should know about infertility. This post first appeared on the parenting blog Rattle and Mum. 1. Infertility is not your fault!: You are not struggling to have a baby because of something you did wrong in your past. Stop blaming yourself! 2. Infertility is medical...
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Women over age 50 not at increased risk during pregnancy via egg donation compared to younger women

Although women over age 50 who become pregnant via egg donation are at an elevated risk for developing obstetrical complications, their complication rates are similar to those of younger recipients, according to a study by Columbia University Medical Centre researchers to be published in the February 2012 issue of the...
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