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The human who may have secretly parent 200 infants

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

When Esther-Louise Heijs son asked if she could trace his genetic parent, she began a battle to find out whether she was deceived by her late doctor, Jan Karbaat, who is suspected of fathering up to 200 of his patients children Twenty five years ago, when she was 35, Esther-Louise Heij induced two decisions that […]

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My fertility problems stimulated me feel like a failing | Sarah Fletcher

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

After two years of struggling to conceive and an ectopic pregnancy, I eventually became pregnant. Women must not be made to feel that infertility is their fault When I started trying to conceive aged 26, I knew it wouldnt be easy I had endometriosis, polycystic ovaries and periods so infrequent that if everyone were like […]

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Litter of 7 puppies are first born through IVF

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

Nineteen embryos, seven pregnancies, one female beagle … scientists say procedure could save endangered species and prevent genetic disorders From the paint on their toes and the tips-off of their tails, the puppies stand out as unusual. But the litter of 7 will go down in history for more than the colours that tell them […]

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IVF: ‘I had the dreaded feeling that I was part of some greater experiment’

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th July 2017

In this extract from her book Avalanche, a love story, Australian writer Julia Leigh unflinchingly explores her passion for a baby and the deeply personal ache of her IVF journey The straws of sperm were shipped from one clinic to another. One precious straw was tested for the sperms motility and possible deformations. Under the […]

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Indian physicians create IVF concerns after female in her 70 s dedicates birth

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th July 2017

Doctors call for upper age limit for fertility therapy after Daljinder Kaur has first child after 46 years of marriage Doctors in India have raised concerns about IVF treatment in the country, after a couple in their 70 s had their first infant after 46 years of marriage. Daljinder Kaur, who does not have a […]

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Our twins were born two years apart

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

Although my children were conceived through IVF at the same hour, the embryo that became my son was frozen for two years before being implanted. How will their birth order affect them? Our son and daughter were conceived at the same period, while we were in the coffeehouse at Ikea Croydon( a convenient place for […]

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Future Family wants to give females a more affordable alternative in fertility treatments

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th June 2017

In 2016, the scales tippedtoward more moms having children in their 30 s than in their 20 s for the first time. However, those closer to 40 than 30 face higher risks than their younger equivalents. Add to that one in every eight couplesin the U.S ., regardless of age, have some type of fertility […]

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When you ‘come out’ about infertility

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th June 2017

( CNN) I am one in eight. One in every eight couples fights to conceive or to preserve a pregnancy. I did not realize the dimensions of the that statistic, the amount of women I would meet who also are one in eight. I did not know the journey into heartbreak, heartache, sisterhood and loss […]

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IVF mix-up: wrong sperms may have fertilised eggs of 26 women

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th June 2017

Dozens may have had eggs fertilised by sperm cells from someone other than the intended father, tell authorities A Dutch medical organization has launched an investigation after discovering that up to 26 womens eggs may have been fertilised by the wrong sperm at its IVF laboratory. A procedural error between mid-April 2015 and mid-November 2016 […]

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Why Womens Eggs Run Out And What Can Be Done About It

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th June 2017

Most females will have been made aware they have a biological clock and that its ticking. Most know the older females become the harder it is for them to conceive. But most probably dont know its because women are born with a limited furnish of eggs, and eventually they will run out. Eggs are made […]

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