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Monday, 21 October 2019 10:25

FUN & GAMES Rosanna Davison says parenthood will be next ‘juggling trick’ as she wishes ‘best pal’ Wes Quirke happy birthday

ROSANNA Davison has wished her husband and "best pal" Wes Quirke a happy birthday as the couple prepare to welcome their baby girl in November. The former Miss World took to social media this morning, saying she can't wait for Wes to become a dad. She wrote on Instagram: "Happiest of birthdays to my husband, fave person, best pal, travel companion and partner in crime @wesquirke. "And now for our next juggling trick... parenthood! "You deserve all the happiness in the world and I can’t wait for you to become a dad #birthdayboy #parentstobe #30weekspregnant." 'OVERJOYED' The mum-to-be revealed in…
Friday, 18 October 2019 05:16

The unintended consequences of Canada’s fertility law changes

Melissa Salfi is a Vancouver lawyer specializing in family and fertility law at Crossroads Law. Canada is considered an international surrogacy destination, with progressive laws that have attracted couples internationally. But, in just over nine months, a new Canadian fertility landscape will be born, bringing new regulations for reimbursing surrogates and donors. In fertility circles – both in Canada and beyond – there is fear that these new regulations will discourage people from becoming surrogates and donors. The new regulations from Health Canada, which come into effect June 9, 2020, set out exhaustive categories of reimbursable expenses – a big change…
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:20

IVF success rates improve amid growing concerns about lack of industry transparency

Three years. Five IVF cycles. Thirteen embryo transfers. Still, Kate* had no baby. "I went in for the 14th embryo transfer and was told, 'Sorry, we don't have one for you'," she said. By that point, Kate was 41. She'd tried "anything and everything" to get pregnant, and spent more than $40,000 in the process. "The treatment knocked me round physically and mentally, the constant disappointment … trying to deal with regular sadness," she said. Having started IVF at 38, Kate knew the odds were stacked against her. But with each failed attempt, she was offered another round — and…
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 13:26

Male factor fertility

Why Aren’t More Men Aware of Their Fertility Status? Male factor fertility issues contribute to around one-third of all infertility cases. Infertility affects approximately 15 percent of couples who are trying to conceive. Infertility is often incorrectly viewed as primarily a female issue outside medical circles. However, both male and female factor fertility issues each contribute to around one-third of all infertility cases. Yet a recent survey of 1,000 men over the age of 18 found that almost half of the respondents declared they were either unaware of or unconcerned with their fertility health. Experts say male factor fertility issues…
Sunday, 06 October 2019 14:13

74 yr old gave birth to twins

Recent studies suggest that in fresh single IVF cycles optimum results can be achieved with as few as nine fertilised oocytes. Last week a 74-year-old woman from Andhra Pradesh delivered twins after undergoing one cycle of IVF treatment. The recent ‘success’ story of a 74-year-old woman from Andhra Pradesh, who delivered twins following in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has left many in awe and shock. While the successful implementation of IVF on an elderly woman has been recognised as a scientific advance, several others have criticised the hospital’s decision to allow a 74-year-old woman to undergo IVF. On September 5, 74-year-old…
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 07:17

7 Ways Infertility Impacts Your Relationship

Infertility is a struggle and a journey that can be painful for most couples. Couples who have been struggling with infertility for years know the negative toll it can quickly take on a once-healthy marriage. The person you once shared a special connection to is now the same person who you have come to resent, feel like you’ve disappointed, or struggle to communicate with. This is hardly the state your marriage should be in, especially while you are dealing with such a devastating setback to starting your family. So just how common is infertility? It is estimated that in Canada, 1…

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