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  1. The Fertility Diaries: 3 Friends, 3 Paths to Pregnancy

    By Gina Shaw This month, Jody copes with the stressful reality of reproductive treatments, Jenny faces her fear about the health of her baby, and a pregnant Carrie learns from her friends' struggles and losses. In the first installment of The Fertility Diaries, we met three friends from the Clevelan

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  2. Fertility Diaries: They Dreamed of Motherhood Together

    By Gina Shaw As Jenny, Jody, and Carrie each face their own unique challenges, the friendship that has supported them on the path to becoming moms only grows stronger. For the past several months, REDBOOK has followed the lives of three friends from the Cleveland area on their moving journey through

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  3. New Trends in Infertility Treatment

    For one in eight couples in the U.S. plagued with fertility problems, getting pregnant is an elusive -- and frustrating -- dream. But if they seek medical help sooner rather than later, the outlook has never been brighter. Infertility treatments have improved, options have expanded, and doctors are

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  4. Infertility and Reproduction - Getting Pregnant: Ways to Improve Your Fertility

    For some couples fertility and getting pregnant are as easy as eating cake. For others, the world of reproductive technology becomes the only sure way to guarantee conception. In between, however, are a growing number of couples playing the fertility "waiting game." Some may not yet be ready to turn

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  5. Stress and Infertility

    "You're just trying too hard." "You're too stressed. Just relax and it will happen." "You've got to calm down and let nature take its course." If you've been trying six months or more to get pregnant, you've probably lost count of the number of times well-meaning friends and family offered this or s

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  6. Stressing Over Infertility

    While it may be a while before the pathway between stress and infertility is clear, what is known right now is that reducing stress levels seems to help. Some research in this area shows that, for many women, acupuncture could hold the key. In studies conducted in Germany and published in the journa

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  7. Age Raises Infertility Risk in Men, Too

    On playgrounds across the country, it's getting tougher to tell who's watching the kids -- dad or granddad. Experts predict the trend of older fathers will continue creeping upward. Why the rise and, more importantly, at what cost? "The women set the baby-making agenda," says Harry Fisch, MD, direct

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  8. Mother, May I? Late Motherhood Emerges

    When actress Geena Davis gave birth to twins earlier this year, her age -- nearly 48 at the time -- became the bigger story. Likewise, a swell of publicity surrounded Elizabeth Edwards, wife of recent vice presidential candidate John Edwards, when it was learned that she too got pregnant at age 48,

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  9. Boxers vs. Briefs: Increasing Sperm Count

    For about one-half of couples with fertility problems, experts say low sperm count is the cause. But maybe something as simple as changing the kind of underwear a man wears can make a difference. The temperature of the testes is at issue: In order for testes to produce sufficient quality and quantit

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  10. Protect Your Pregnancy Before You Conceive

    Thinking about getting pregnant? If so, then you're probably already knee-deep in ovulation predictor kits, temperature charts, and maybe even pregnancy test kits. But while most women are concerned about what happens after they conceive, doctors say more should be thinking about what to do before t

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