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  1. The Fertility Diaries: When a Friend Is Pregnant — and You're Not

    By Gina Shaw After sharing the joys of new marriage, three friends looked forward to becoming first-time moms together. But they're learning that the road to parenthood can be more complicated — and more painful — than they'd ever imagined. Here, they share their journey of friendship and hope. Most

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  2. 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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  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. Gene May Affect Female Fertility

    Sept. 14, 2006 -- Female fertility may be affected by a gene that makes a protein called adrenomedullin. Female mice with only one copy of the gene have "significantly reduced fertility" compared with those with two copies of the gene, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hi

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  5. Male Infertility May Have Obesity Link

    Sept. 1, 2006 -- New research shows a possible link between male infertility and obesity. The link -- based on male BMI (body mass index, which relates height to weight) -- hasn't been proven and needs further study, the researchers stress. "To our knowledge this was the first study to examine male

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  6. Marijuana Use May Thwart Pregnancy

    Aug. 1, 2006 -- Marijuana's active ingredient may thwart pregnancy pregnancy, a new study shows. Marijuana's key ingredient -- called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) -- may make it hard for a fertilized egg to implant in the womb, says the study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Vanderbilt Univer

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  7. Infertility Treatment: OK to Delay?

    July 13, 2006 - For some couples having trouble conceiving, no treatment at all is as effective as the most widely used first-line infertility therapy, new research suggests. About 10% of couples fail to conceive after a year of trying; for as many as one-third, no obvious cause can be found. Intrau

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  8. Single Embryo OK for Older Women

    May 31, 2006 – When it comes to assisted reproduction, embryo quality rather than a woman's age should determine whether one or two embryos are transferred, new research suggests. Researchers in Finland report that infertile women between the ages of 36 and 39 with good quality embryos had just as m

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  9. Testicular Cancer and Infertility Link

    Nov. 18, 2005 -- Infertile men may want to consider getting screened for testicular cancer, a new study shows. "Infertile men with abnormal semen analyses have a 20-fold greater incidence of testicular cancer compared to the general population," researchers write in The Journal of Urology. "Patients

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  10. Delay Parenthood? Better Think Again

    Nov. 17, 2005 - Young professionals who plan to put off parenthood may be overly optimistic about their chances of ending up with the family they desire. A survey of men and women seeking advanced degrees at a Swedish university found that both sexes tended to overestimate a woman's chances of havin

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