Archive for Fertility News



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Discussions

We're thrilled to introduce Eliza of Cotton Socks as Glow's new discussion board moderator. The boards provide a warm welcome and community that's got its own momentum, but we thought it was time to have a little help to consistently set that tone, to faciliate and answer any questions, and to make sure that everyone […]

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Surgical Treatment – Male

Men can also have structural problems within their reproductive organs which can contribute to infertility. One infertility treatment involves the use of surgery, to correct the structural problem. These procedures are performed by qualified infertility doctors and surgeons at a fertility clinic. Some of the structural problems that can occur in men, include: congenitally blocked […]

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Alternative Treatments for Infertility

Infertility can be caused by many different things and, in some cases, the exact cause is unknown. There are many infertility treatment options available at infertility clinics, from surgery or hormones, to egg or sperm donation. Alternative therapies may also have a place in infertility treatment, since herbs and other natural products have been used […]

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Spoons give wrong medicine doses

Parents should not give their children medicine from an ordinary teaspoon, said the Daily Express. The newspaper said that spoon size can vary greatly, leading to doses that are far too large or small. The research behind this story measured the sizes of a sample of teaspoons collected from 25 households in Greece. These varied […]

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Hunt for universal flu vaccine

A single flu jab that kills off any strain of the virus for decades will soon be a reality, reported the Daily Express. The news story is based on early research in animals, testing plasmid vaccines aimed at immunising the body against multiple strains of the H1N1 flu virus. The researchers found that when given […]

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Births at night examined

Babies born at night are three times more at risk of death, said the Daily Mail. The newspaper suggested that a lack of senior staff available outside of normal working hours is putting newborns at risk. The well-conducted study behind the story reviewed records of over one million full-term, single baby births in Scotland from […]

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Memory gone pear shaped?

Pear-shaped women face increased risks of mental problems and memory loss in later life, reported The Sun. The story is based on a study in 8,745 postmenopausal women aimed at determining if body mass index BMI and hip-waist ratio HWR, were associated with cognitive function. It found that in women with a higher BMI, those […]

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State of Things, the Scream Edition

This post today is brought to you courtesy of the Miracle Blanket. I had half-heartedly tried a tight swaddle previously and had watched my boys lose their minds. But, at my wits end yesterday, I pulled out a couple of swaddle blankets I bought at a consignment sale, and lo and behold, both boys calmed […]

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Update on everything

Job is totally fine. He just wanted to talk to me about it in person. Huge new project. Phew. Just in case, I talked a little with my old boss, and she said she would take me back in a minute. So I'm done with the freaking out. Cam is 100 better. Maggie is 'crawling' […]

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My Place

I know where I want my final resting place to be. I don't mean to start out on a morbid note, because to me, it brings me a lot of peace knowing exactly where I want to "return to to dust" By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return […]

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New breast cancer drug?

British scientists are developing a new drug that could stop the spread of breast cancer in a fifth of sufferers, reported the Daily Express. It said that the drug is based on a genetic breakthrough that identified how cells break away from highly aggressive HER2 breast cancers. This news story was based on laboratory research […]

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Cherry juice for insomnia

Cherry juice could hold the cure to a good nights sleep, according to the Daily Mail. It said that volunteers with insomnia enjoyed more sleep after drinking cherry juice than when they drank other juices. The story is based on a pilot study of 15 elderly adults with chronic insomnia that found that drinking cherry […]

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Vitamin D and Parkinson’s

Low vitamin D levels may increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease, BBC News has reported. Its website said that people with the lowest levels of vitamin D had a three-fold higher risk of developing Parkinsons disease. The news is based on research that followed over 3,000 Finnish people aged 50 to 79 years […]

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Large heads give ‘dementia benefit’

Having a big head may protect against dementia, reported the BBC. The news report said that research in 270 patients with Alzheimers disease found that a larger head size as a marker of brain size was linked to better performance in cognitive tests, even when patients had the same amount of brain loss assessed by […]

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At the Intersection of Transracial and Open Adoption

We'd been saying that we needed to get together again with Beth, Firefly's first mom, for ages. This past Saturday we finally all said let's just do it already. And so on Sunday we did. This recession has been the proverbial wolf at Beth's door. It has been an incredibly hard year for her, especially […]

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Getting Induced: Lil’ J’s Birth Story Part 2

Read the Preface Read Part 1 Nurse Jennifer came in and checked on me several times throughout the night. She checked my blood pressure and temperature. I assumed it was always normal because she never really said much. Or I just dont remember cause I was drugged up. At 7 she came in and was […]

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Military Small Pox Vax can sexually transmit live virus

I had to get a postpartum MMR shot, and I remember being reassured the LIVE VIRUSES would not be transmitted to my sweet newborn--there's a reason people wash their hands before holding babies: they don't have a working immune system. Then my friend contradicted this, telling me that a recently MMR'd person was not allowed […]

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Flame retardants can harm your thyroid and pregnancy

Gah, 10 years ago we got rid of our carpets and brand new couch when we were about PBDEs, the common flame retardant. The stupid thing is, as we heard from our friend who is a furniture maker, that PBDEs make stuff burn A FEW SECONDS slower than untreated stuff and then you have the […]

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Types of Infertility Counseling

The decision to seek infertility treatment is not one to be made impulsively. There are many factors to consider when assessing whether or not fertility treatment is right for you, and which type of fertility treatment is best to meet your individual needs. Each Fertility Clinic has persons who specialize in counseling on fertility issues […]

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Belated responses to your questions…

So, in my "Not a Mommy Blogger" speaking of which, I'm now regularly receiving requests asking me to do giveaways on my blog - hell no and leave me alone, don't try to sell your crap on my website for my dead babies...douchebags...but I digress post, I asked what you wanted me to write about […]

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Home again, home again……

A preview of our recap of our over a week long family caravan vacation across the plains of North Dakota. Wide Open Spaces, anyone? It was fun, memorable, hot, exciting, HARD, and we are so happy to be in our own beds again. Yes, a preview with snapshots of pictures that CJ took on his […]

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Hand, foot and mouth and paranoia

Cam woke up this morning with a fever of 101.3. Not super high, but of course enough to mean he can't go to school. And after how sick he seemed all day, I'm pretty sure he has hand, foot and mouth disease that is going around the daycare center. Goodie. And we just pray that […]

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Lil’ J’s Birth Story: Part 1

I met with my OB on Tuesday after having contractions for days. I busted out my contraction tracker iPhone app a few times to time them and while at times they were 2-3 minutes apart for hours I knew they werent strong enough to be doing much, and if I went to the hospital Id […]

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Jasmine ‘as good as valium’ claim

The sweet smell of jasmine is as good as valium at calming the nerves, with none of its side-effects, reported The Daily Telegraph. It said that the fragrance and its chemical substitute caused lab mice to stop all activity and lie quietly in a corner. The research paper showed that certain scented chemicals, including one […]

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Birth complications for teen mums

Teenage mothers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have underweight babies, says The Daily Telegraph. This news is based on research that looked at records of babies born to mothers aged between 14 and 29 in the North West of England. The study found that teenage mothers aged 14 to 17 were more […]

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