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    Creating Families with Growing Generations

    Thank you to Growing Generations for sponsoring the following post. All opinions are my own. Having problems conceiving can make parents-to-be feel hopeless. My son took only two months to conceive, but my daughter took a bit longer. After losing my first pregnancy to a miscarriage, I experienced anovulation. For nearly six months, I felt […] More

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    IVF May Increase Risk of Autism

    The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) may increase the risk of autism among children born as a result of the fertility treatments, concludes a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers led by Peter Bearman, a professor of social sciences in the Interdisciplinary Center […] More

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    Stress Can Cause Difficulty Getting Pregnant

    Stress can increase the risk of heart disease and mental health problems such as depression. Now a new study the journal Human Reproduction suggests that stress while trying to conceive can cause difficulty getting pregnant. The present study led by Dr. Courtney Denning-Johnson Lynch, director of reproductive epidemiology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center […] More

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    IVF Risks May Outweigh Benefits

    Since the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1981, over two million babies have been born using the fertility treatment. However, a team of experts from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands believe that the treatment may be overused and that the risks of IVF outweigh the […] More

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    Endocrine-Disrupting Activity Near Fracking Sites Linked to Birth Defects and Infertility

    The use of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, during the controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can cause infertility, cancer, and birth defects, says new research accepted for publication in the journal of the The Endocrine Society Endocrinology. Fracking is a controversial mining technique that uses pressurized liquid to fracture […] More