Infertility, Surrogacy

Best Friends Endure Pregnancy by Surrogacy

06.21.11 | Permalink | Comment?

In western Massachusetts, one woman is carrying a baby for her best friend, who has a disease that would make pregnancy dangerous. Every year, an estimated 1,300 babies are born in the United States to gestational carriers — women who bear a child from the egg and sperm of another couple. Only a small percentage [...]


Sweden: Daughter Gets Transplant of Mother’s Womb

06.14.11 | Permalink | Comment?

Sara Ottosson, who was born without a uterus, will undergo an experimental procedure to have her mother’s uterus transplanted into her, according to a BBC News report. She could be the first woman to give birth to a baby using the same womb in which she was conceived and carried to term. Read the full [...]

Egg Donation, Infertility

Egg Freezing: Putting the Biological Clock on Hold?

06.10.11 | Permalink | Comment?

Clinics in the U.S. have long frozen fertilized eggs, or embryos. But eggs alone are more delicate and prone to damage. Over the years, egg freezing has been offered mainly to cancer patients facing radiation, but success rates were pretty dismal. Of late, though, the technology has exploded thanks to scientific leaps, including a flash-freeze [...]

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Fertility Tourism, Infertility, IVF, Surrogacy

Commercial Surrogacy is Approved in the UK

05.26.11 | Permalink | Comment?

A serving High Court judge has told the BBC that he is approving commercial surrogacy agreements made by British couples abroad. Mr Justice Hedley, who specialises in family law, said it was important to highlight the issue because people were “getting into a mess unnecessarily”. Four weeks ago a judgement was handed down at the [...]


Infertility, IVF

Increase Pregnancy Rates for IVF with Mind/Body Programs

05.18.11 | Permalink | Comment?

Infertility treatment is stressful: everyone else seems to be getting pregnant; why can’t you? A new study published online in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that women who participate in mind-body training have a significantly higher pregnancy rate than women who don’t undergo training: 52% compared to 20%. Read the full article:

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An Overview of Female Fertility in 2010, by the Census Bureau News

05.10.11 | Permalink | Comment?

Data on fertility of American women for the noninstitutionalized population are collected biannually in the June Current Population Survey (CPS) for the Nation. Detailed information from recent surveys and historical trends in selected tables are listed below. Read the full article:

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Donors, Egg Donation, Surrogacy

Fertility SOURCE Companies Continues Rapid Growth with Record-Breaking First Quarter

04.28.11 | Permalink | Comment?

Fertility SOURCE Companies, parent company of The Donor SOURCE, The Surrogacy SOURCE and Prospective Families, has announced record-breaking earnings for the first quarter of 2011. The financial growth of the company is reflected in a number of key areas. Fertility SOURCE Companies has doubled the size of its headquarters, expanded their professional team and dramatically [...]

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It’s National Infertility Awareness Week: April 24-30th

04.27.11 | Permalink | Comment?

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week…  a few common myths (and facts): Myth #1: It’s usually the woman’s problem. Reality: According to Dr. Domar, men are just as likely to have a problem that affects fertility. Her message: If you’re over 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months (or younger, but [...]

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Advocacy, Donors, Egg Donation, Events

Successful LGBT Family Building Event

04.25.11 | Permalink | Comment?

Thanks to all those who participated and made our LGBT Family Building Event so successful! The event was held on Tuesday, March 29th at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in New York City. Guest Speakers were Dr. Susan Treiser, Co-Founder of IVF New Jersey, Jacqlyn Rough, Director of Business Development for Fertility [...]

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International Couples Come to the U.S. for Surrogacy

04.24.11 | Permalink | Comment?

No one tracks how many of the estimated 1,400 babies via surrogacy in the U.S. each year are for international parents, but one of the larger U.S. agencies, the Center for Surrogate Parenting in Encino, Calif., estimates that about half of its 104 births in 2010 were for international parents, the paper reports. Read more:

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