infertility 

Men have biological clocks too

What do Rod Stewart, Michael Douglas, and Charlie Chaplin have in common? They all had children at an age when many dads are enjoying their grandchildren (60, 58, and 73, respectively, for those of you who are interested). Though it's far more commo...

Michigan mom carries twins for daughter

How far would you go to help your child have a child? A Michigan mom recently showed the world exactly how far she would go when she gave birth to her daughter's twins. Crystal Sirignano, 52, gave birth last week to two healthy children, a boy and...

Court to decide if doctors can discriminate

The desire to start a family can be an awful powerful one. If someone wants kids, they'll go through a lot to get them. Guadalupe Benitez went through a lot. She went to North Coast Women's Care, a clinic in the San Diego, California area, but was re...

Scientists paint picture of infertility

Sure, he can paint your bedroom like a pro -- it's what he does for a living, after all -- but can he father your children? Perhaps not, according to a British study. According to the research, men who work with glycol solvents -- painters and decora...

Who needs men -- artificial sperm coming soon

Personally, I'm not into guys. What with women in the world, I don't really understand why anyone would be, my wife included (perhaps even especially). That said, guys are still kinda necessary for reproduction. For now, anyway. German geneticists ha...

Bun in the oven? She's had a dozen!

British woman Carole Horlock takes gestating seriously. She's been pregnant for more than a decade, but not because she's been growing her own family. Instead, Ms. Horlock has served as a surrogate mother to 12 babies, in addition to two teenage daug...

The tick tock of the biological clock

A piece in this weekend's Boston Globe makes a bold statement: Women in their twenties who want to have children should focus on finding a mate. Author Penelope Trunk notes that many young women are putting their careers first and delaying plans for ...

Acupuncture may improve IVF success

While I was lucky to be able to achieve both of my pregnancies without medical intervention, I've had a number of friends who faced infertility. Hormone shots, artificial inseminations, in vitro fertilization -- many experienced the whole range of in...

60-year-old woman impregnated

For a number of reasons, including ethical concerns, surrogate births and artificial insemination are rare in Japan. And although it isn't illegal for single women to have these procedures, births from donated eggs are restricted to married couples a...

Grandmother gives birth to grandchildren - twins version

Okay, so this isn't the first time a woman has given birth to her own grandchild -- I know of at least one other instance -- but this is the first time I've heard of woman giving birth to twin grandsons. Rosinete Palmeira Serrao, age 51, gave birth t...

Multiple miscarriages

Recently someone wrote into ParentDish about having had multiple miscarriages. She was, from what I could tell from the tone of her email, basically at her wit's end about what to do. More importantly, this woman (who shall remain anonymous) asked...

Boss offers her secretary cash to become a surrogate

Everyone who has ever had a job has a story of a boss who made an insane request. One lady in California says that her boss made one of the oddest requests I've heard in a long time. Claire Connelly, a former secretary for a chairwoman on the Califor...

Nancy Grace is married and pregnant

Nancy Grace, the 'feisty former prosecutor' and CNN anchor secretly wed this past April and is now expecting twins! Her new husband is David Linch, an investment banker in Grace's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Grace tells People that she and Linch ha...

Should divorced couples toss frozen embryos?

Once upon a time, if a man and woman were to separate, they argued over simple things such as who would get the dog, who would stay in the house and who would have to take that hideous set of dishes passed down from Old Aunt Edna. These days? How ab...

"Save our family" websites?

I was recently reminded of a website I came across some time ago, a website that really had me stopping to think about when it is okay to ask for help. Long story short: Mr. and Mrs. Z had one child, conceived through infertility treatments, and deci...

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