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Octuplets' Mom Has Six Other Kids and Absent Husband

It is terrifying enough to most of us to imagine bringing home one new baby, never mind eight. But how's this for overwhelming: The California octuplets born this week have six older siblings at home. The oldest is seven, and the youngest is two. ...

Teens' Deeds Now Up infertility Risks Later

No one likes to think their teenager is having sex. And we all remember how that went when we ourselves were teenagers. The math suggests that teens ARE having sex--if, you know, Bristol Palin, for example, is any indicator. What teens might know abo...

Do Infertitlity Treatments Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?

According to a study released Monday, the answer is a firm yes. In the first study done to date on the link between infertility treatments and birth defects, it was found that children resulting from such treatments were two to four times more likel...

"Accidental incest" possible after one man impregnates 30 women

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl find out they are related. Lifetime Movie Network or just your average Australian romance? Australian laws are forcing gays and lesbians to seek "unregulated" sperm donors in order to have...

Nicole Kidman credits miracle pregnancy to waterfall swim

Whenever there's a rash of pregnancies among a group of friends or co-workers, you'll often hear the joke: "There's something in the water!" In new mom Nicole Kidman's eyes, however, that might really be true. According to Nicole, she thought she'd n...

Naomi Campbell ready for motherhood

(Click the photo to find out which celebs should never be parents) Dear heavens, save us all. Naomi Campbell is ready to be a mother. The supermodel with a well-established problem of violent behavior recently came clean about her close call in the ...

Heated seats not so good for wanna-be dads

Most machinery works best when kept cool, be it mechanical, electronic, or even biological. Your car's engine has a cooling system that's pretty darn important (he writes with an experienced air) and your computers really belong in an air-conditioned...

Poland opens surrogate baby factory

Poland thinks that they have the answer to their declining population problem, a controversial "baby house" where 37 young women live, prepared to provide babies for infertile couples. Authorities say that 1.5 million couples in Poland are unable to ...

Eating soy linked to lowered sperm count

Whether you're already a dad or thinking of becoming one, if you're a man who's part of a couple that's trying to conceive, you might just want to lay off soy for a while. A recent small study found that men who consume even small amounts of soy e...

Martie Maguire gives birth to a Dixie Chicklet

Dixie Chick fiddling sensation Martie Maguire has added another chick to her brood. The musician/singer and her husband Gareth Maguire welcomed a new daughter, Harper Rosie Maguire, to their family on Friday in Austin, Texas. Baby Harper will be join...

Australian couple loses court case over twins' birth

Nearly a year ago, an Australian couple made headlines when they sued their doctors for transferring two embryos during an IVF procedure when they explicitly said that they only wanted one. There was a mix-up in communication, and the doctor transfer...

Twin sisters give birth to triplets

After two attempts at IVF failed, Darla Pritchard's twin sister Dana wasn't leaving anything to chance. She offered to improve her sister's odds at a successful pregnancy by being a gestational carrier (commonly called a surrogate). Darla and her hus...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt used IVF to conceive twins?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have never made it a secret that they want to have a large family. But what may come as a surprise is their lack of patience in creating that family. US magazine is reporting that Angie and Brad used IVF to conceive their...

Fertility goes Brave New World

Ever read the book Brave New World? In Aldous Huxley's science fiction masterpiece most people stop having babies the old fashioned way; instead humans are the product of test tubes, petri dishes and the like. With the advent of that seventy-year-o...

Coffee makes infertility worse

For women undergoing IVF, it may be wise to cut out the coffee to increase the chance of getting pregnant. A study suggests that drinking upwards of four cups of coffee leads to being 26% less likely to conceive. The study followed 9,000 women who un...

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