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Fathers Day approaching. Many persons are only able to become parents through the help of others. Egg donation is one of those gracious deeds, where people get to call themselves Mommy and Daddy after the thought of a lifetime of being barren and having no one to create some chaos in their lives. Cape Town South Africa egg donation has become a very popular option.
Did you use assisted reproduction procedures (surrogacy or donor insemination)?
Researchers at the Universities of Cambridge, Paris and Amsterdam are looking for lesbian, gay and heterosexual couples based in the UK, France or Holland, who used donor insemination or surrogacy to conceive their child.
The New Parents Study is examining the development of relationships between parents and their babies during the first year of life.
A new app from the co-founder of PayPal helps couples achieve a successful pregnancy by notifying them via their smartphones when they are most likely to conceive, and offering handy tips about buying presents and dressing for the occasion.
The Glow app processes data entered by a woman trying to become pregnant, including details of her menstrual cycle and body temperature, and produces a colour-coded chart that highlights opportune moments in the month for baby-making.
Egg donation, or eizellspende in german is a unique and special process enabling otherwise infertile persons to conceive.
Egg donation, by comparison with sperm donation, is usually a fresh cycle of donating eggs, whereby a woman actually participates to help another. Sperm donation is usually a once off contribution (after appropriate screening) and the sperm is kept in quarantine and then made available as a frozen option. Egg donors have to actually contribute at the time the egg donation is required.
28 May 2013 By Antony Blackburn-Starza Appeared in BioNews 706 A court in the state of Victoria, Australia, has allowed a previously convicted sex offender and his partner to have access to IVF treatment. ABY, a former teacher's aide, was convicted in 2009 of sexual offences against a 16-year old girl with learning difficulties who was under his care. He received a custodial sentence, with part of it suspended, and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 15 years. He was released from prison in 2010 having served one year of the sentence.
There are many issues to consider for parents considering conceiving with a known donor or co-parent. With a minefield of information to navigate, parents can be left asking: what do we need to know? How do we set things up? How do we avoid problems in the future?
Infertility is a growing issue in North America, one that’s often seen as only a women’s problem. We had the chance to speak with Dr. Victoria Maizes, the executive director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Be Fruitful, The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child, about surprising ways women (and men) may be able to boost their fertility. And though we know there’s no quick-fix, we hope these ideas will provide a bit of insight into boosting your chances:
1. Switch to whole milk