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Fertility Providers Alliance Applauds ASRM for Revised Recommendations on Fertility Care During COVID-19 Pandemic – PRNewswire

HOUSTON, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Fertility Providers Alliance (FPA), a newly formed industry organization that represents over 400 fertility specialists who provide care to tens of thousands of patients each year in the United States, today applauds the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) for its efforts in communicating its latest guidance on fertility care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the ASRM released a set of recommendations, suggesting that fertility providers suspend all non-urgent and elective surgeries. In an effort to continue providing patients with care during this COVID-19 epidemic, while at the same time keeping patients, physicians and staff safe, the FPA launched the FPA COVID-19 Task Force, who shared with ASRM its concerns over those initial recommendations

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Online Intervention May Reduce Stress, Increase Pregnancy Rates in Women With Infertility – Medical Bag

An internet-based version of a cognitive therapy intervention for women with infertility called The Mind/Body Program for Fertility may reduce anxiety, depression, and stress, while increasing the likelihood of pregnancy, according to study results of a randomized controlled feasibility trial published in PLoS One. As emotional distress may negatively affect adherence to fertility treatments, it is important to mitigate anxiety and depression in women seeking reproductive medical treatments. Studies have shown internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions to be an effective alternative to in-person treatment, especially for individuals experiencing infertility.

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I was secretly fathered by twisted doctor who swapped donor sperm with his own and I could have THOUSANDS o – The Sun

FOR Inge Herlaar, the thought of her little boys growing up and falling in love for the first time poses a terrifying question: will their new sweethearts actually be their relatives? The 39-year-old mum has potentially THOUSANDS of half-siblings after she was secretly fathered by a Dutch fertility doctor who switched donors' sperm with his own to inseminate unsuspecting women. 15 The doctor, Jan Karbaat, fathered at least 65 known children while running a successful IVF clinic in a small Rotterdam suburb in the Netherlands - many of whom unknowingly grew up in the same area.

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The origins of Easter traditions explained – Kent Online

Easter Sunday is coming up, with parents hurriedly looking for the best egg hiding spots around their home. But why are chocolate eggs even associated with this time of year and why do giant bunnies hand them out? Reporter Charlie Harman has explored the origins of various Easter traditions

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I’m 38 and single, and coronavirus has ruined my plan to have kids – Metro.co.uk

The panic and devastation I felt when I realised I was now at least 12 to 18 months away from starting a family hit me like a tonne of bricks (Picture: Shannon Power) Usually Im not one to make New Years resolutions, but this year I flipped things around and decided I would dedicate 2020 to finding The One.

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Outlook on the Global Baby Diaper by Market, Company, Type, Region, Country & Adult Diaper to 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Baby Diaper by Market by Company, by Type, by Region, by Country & Adult Diaper by Market Size, by Company, by Product Type, by Region, by Country, Outlook, 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report gives a detailed analysis of the diaper market around the world

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Vitamin D and other dietary supplements in pursuit of fertility – ESHRE

A new large cohort study finds limited evidence that food fortified with vitamin D appeared to increase the chance of parenthood. Are all dietary supplements any more than mere red herrings?

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RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to Observe National Infertility Awareness Week – Yahoo Finance

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will recognize National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19 through April 25, 2020. The movement brings together millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.

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A Mustang Crisis Looms in the West – The New York Times

CHALLIS, Idaho Dawn broke over the peaks of the Lost River Range, revealing a chase in the wide open valley below. Seven wild horses crashed through the sage, dark manes billowing in the golden light, pursued by a government contractor in a glossy helicopter that dodged left and right like a mechanical Border collie, driving the band forward into a hidden corral. Within hours, the captured mustangs had been sorted, loaded onto trucks to be stamped with an identification number and sent to the Bureau of Land Managements wild horse storage system

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Scots mum who ‘won’ IVF baby is donating frozen embryos to give gift of motherhood – Daily Record

A mum who won her IVF baby in a magazine competition feels so blessed that she is donating her two remaining frozen embryos so someone else can experience the joy of becoming a parent. Della McGill, who will celebrate her first Mothers Day tomorrow, gave birth to miracle baby Callum last July after winning a free round of IVF at the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine in an online contest. The 37-year-old and her Northern Irish partner Ryan Cunningham, 39, suffered the heartache of two ectopic pregnancies, years of fertility issues and a failed round of IVF before conceiving their son, who is now eight months

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Are you obsessed with having a child? – Vanguard

Recognising the fact that trying for a baby can quickly become an obsession, nutrition health expert, Marilyn Glenville has written a book to help couples boost their fertility in just three months. According to her, no matter what you do, you might not get pregnant without the right help, knowing you are doing everything you can allow you to get on with the rest of your life and, importantly, enjoy baby-making, she says. Here is a selection of the tips she gave in her book; Getting Pregnant Faster: Change your diet: Good nutrition means eating healthily at least 80 per cent of the time without cutting out any food groups

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[News Focus] 8.56 million people reside alone in South Korea – The Korea Herald

Seocho District in Seoul provides single-person household residents with a woodcraft class in June 2019, as part of its expansion in culture programs for those residing alone. But the regional administrative office, alongside most others nationwide, has halted all of its culture classes in the wake of COVID-19 since late January.

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Coronavirus pandemic spurs halt to fertility treatments – The Globe and Mail

Ash Mogg, 36, who has had IVF cancelled due to COVID-19, outside her home in Toronto on March 20, 2020.

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Six women share their heartbreaking fertility battles to support women feeling alone and excluded this – The Sun

MOTHER'S Day is joyous occasion for many, but it can be heartbreaking and isolating time for those yearning for a baby. With new figures showing that one in eight women experience difficulty getting pregnant, app Peanut TTC (Trying to Conceive), has given a voice to those struggling to conceive in a short film called The Silent Struggle. 8 From a woman who has endured 2 miscarriages to another that has undergone five rounds of IVF, to an Indian bride dealing with cultural expectations, the film features the diverse journeys of seven women from Peanuts community

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LETTERS: It could be worse; Misuse of Torah; Untying infertility knots; etc. – The Jewish News of Northern California

It could always be worse We could be having wildfires, power outages, water shortages or earthquakes, kinehoreh (Yiddish for it shouldnt happen). When I feel discouraged, I think about those possibilities and feel grateful. Judy KunofskyEl Cerrito The J.

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Guidance for the care of fertility patients during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic – BioNews

20 March 2020 The British Fertility Society (BFS) and the Association of Reproductive Clinical Scientists (ARCS) have announced new guidelines for fertility patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Summary UK COVID-19 epidemic continues to escalate. Whilst pregnant women can be generally reassured they are asked to consider themselves a vulnerable group

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The challenges facing single women who want to have children – ‘I find Mothers Day particularly difficult’ – inews

OpinionComment'The older I get the more I realise its not inevitable and if I want children, Ive got to think about how it will happen' Friday, 20th March 2020, 12:20 pm For Charis Scott-Holm, Mothers Day has become increasingly fraught. The 32-year-old has always wanted a baby but as a single woman, she is beginning to worry it may never happen. The communications officer from Hull is not alone

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Coronavirus live updates: Layoffs hit restaurants and the worst of the jobs damage could be ahead – CNBC

This is CNBC's live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time

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Mum looking forward to celebrating her first Mother’s Day after successful IVF treatment | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News – Eastern Daily Press

PUBLISHED: 14:45 16 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:45 16 March 2020 Mark Boggis Michelle and Andrew Kirby with their son Arthur. Picture: The Kirby family Archant A mum from Lowestoft is looking forward to celebrating her first Mothers Day after struggling with her fertility

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Coronavirus Anxiety Tips: Dealing with Anxiety During Coronavirus if You’re Pregnant – What To Expect When You’re Expecting

Around the world, the rapid spread of thecoronavirus and attempts to slow down the viruss spread have led to dramatic shifts in day-to-day life and routines. Everyone feels uneasy by the news, not to mention the latest social distancing guidelines which require us to adopt self-isolation. These are stressful times.

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Meet the cast of BBC One’s The Nest – RadioTimes

How far would you go to have a child? Thats one of the questions at the heart of BBC Ones upcoming Glasgow-set surrogacy thriller The Nest, starring Line of Dutys Martin Compston and Gentleman Jacks Sophie Rundle as a wealthy couple who enlist a teenager to become their surrogate.

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Global Biostimulants Market 2020-2024 | 12% CAGR Projection Through 2024 | Technavio – Business Wire

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global biostimulants market is expected to post a CAGR of more than 12% during the period 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Request a free sample report Biostimulants are widely used in the form of vermicompost, composted urban waste, protein hydrolysate, and chitin/chitosan derivates in organic farming

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Merck Foundation meet the President of Namibia to underscore their long-term partnership with the First Lady of Namibia to break infertility stigma -…

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) launched their programs in partnership with Namibias First Lady together with Ministry of Health & Social Service and Ministry of Education; Merck Foundation to train doctors in the fields Cancer, Diabetes and Fertility Care to build healthcare capacity in the country; Merck Foundation to train media to break the stigma of infertility in partnership with The First Lady of Namibia. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany underscored their commitment to break infertility stigma and build healthcare capacity in Namibia during their high-level meeting held at the State House between The Head of State of Namibia, H.E

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Dairy reproductive strategies workshop planned in Westby | News – The Westby Times

Optimizing fertility on dairy farms is necessary and challenging on todays dairy farms. UW-Madison Division of Extension invites area dairy farmers and their veterinarians to learn about fertility improvement opportunities. The Dairy Reproduction Strategies workshop on April 2 at the Westby VFW, Westby, will be held from 9:30 a.m

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How friendships helped me through the rough times of infertility – cosmopolitan.com

In early 2016, when I was 28, newly married and had just started my dream job, my husband Andy and I found out that we wouldnt be able to have children naturally. Hed had cancer at 18, and gruelling radiation and chemo had left him infertile

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