Celebrities Who Used Surrogate Mothers to Have Babies

Celebrities have fertility issues just like everyone else.  Sometimes celebrities sharing their fertility challenges openly can help make them more socially acceptable, or at least seem more common.  Surrogacy has been one journey that is more publically shared than others such as IVF.  It involves a complicated process, but the success rate is high for […]

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Exercise More, Watch Less TV, Can Improve Sperm Count

More on male reproductive health.  Another study was published on Feb 4th in the British Journal of Sports Medicine “Physical activity and television watching in relation to semen quality in young men,” with the finding that in 189 young men, those who lead more active lifestyles had 73 percent more sperm in their semen. The […]

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Lower Sperm Counts Linked To A Diet High in Saturated Fat

Doctors have advised limiting or avoiding saturated fat, which can lead to a variety of diseases.  Now it is also linked to lower sperm count in men.  A research study suggested that a diet high in saturated fat may be responsible for lower concentrations of sperm.  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the association […]

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Making the Case for Parental Duty to Use PGD for Medical Benefit

Bioethicists explores the idea of parental duty to use preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for the medical benefit for future children, in situations in which the parents are going through IVF and know that any children conceived are at substantial risk of having a serious genetic condition. Read the full article HERE

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Meet Giuliana & Bill’s New Baby via Surrogacy

Surrogacy is what enabled Giuliana and Bill to become parents! Giuliana & Bill are two of the most well known TV personalities.  They debuted their new son Edward Duke in the latest issue of Life & Style magazine.  Duke was born via the assistance of a surrogate mother – The couple turned to surrogacy after […]

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IVF Embryos that Were Frozen May Result in Healthier Babies

On Sept 4, 2012, the Guardian published the following article.  The takeaway message is that it reassures the safety of frozen embryos, but does not suggest that frozen embryos are more beneficial than fresh embryos.  In general, fresh embryos provides patients with a higher pregnancy success rate.  Additionally, although embryo freezing is very successful, there […]

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Getting Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate the holidays and reminisce about what’s happened this year, when we sing along to Christmas carols and shop for gifts. But it’s also the time of year when we yearn for comfort, for care, and for what we miss dearly. We’re not all surrounded by friends […]

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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Welcomed Daughter Faith

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman announced the birth of their baby girl Faith, born via the help of a gestational carrier. Read the full article HERE

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Announcement: Jennifer Cook nominated for RESOLVE award!

One of our coordinators Jennifer has been nominated for The Hope Award for Nursing from RESOLVE! Here is what we received from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, “The Hope Award for Nursing is given to an individual who has exemplified the field of nursing, specifically in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, providing compassionate […]

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Changing Times – by Guest Blogger Melissa B. Brisman

In many countries and even in some States in our country, surrogacy is either illegal, or the laws restrict the parental rights of the intended parents.  We are lucky to be in California, where the parents are able to place their names directly onto the birth certificate born with the assistance of a gestational carrier. […]

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