A quick search of crowdfunding sites reveals hundreds of couples turning to strangers to help fund infertility treatment.
Women who have a miscarriage after their first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby after subsequent treatment
Could your job be lowering your fertility? New research has revealed that heavy lifting and working night shifts has been linked to poor fertility in women. The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that a physically demanding jobs or work schedules outside normal office hours could take it’s toll on a woman’s fertility.
You’d think Internet tolls would get the message by now: Don’t mess with Chrissy Teigen. And even if you were to troll her and delete the offensive words for fear of retribution from the model’s 3.8 million (and counting) Twitter followers — she’s got you covered. In a recent Twitter smackdown, a teacher from Florida asked the supermodel why she didn’t “give it a minute to try naturally” to have a baby. Unfazed, Teigen responded that she’s tried for about nine years (she was very public about her fertility struggles) and, for good measure, called the Twitter troll “a complete witch.’
Chrissy Teigen has always been open about her struggle with IVF over the years, including the process that lead to bringing her daughter Luna into the world. “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, had swapped retirement for motherhood, having welcomed her first child, a daughter called Pia, at the ripe age of 64. Janet Jackson recently gave birth to her first child, a son Eissa, at 50, while Mick Jagger is back in the sleep-deprived haze of babyhood, having welcomed his eighth child, Deveraux Octavian Basil, back in December. Nicole Kidman has also revealed that she may not be done with the whole giving birth thing and is still hoping for another baby at the age of 49.
Recent statistics reveal that around one in seven couples will suffer from infertility and many of them will seek medical help in the form of IVF. A study commissioned by BBC Panorama and conducted by Oxford University has revealed that desperate couples could be forking out thousands of pounds for bolt-on IVF treatments that have little effect on pregnancy success rates. The add-on treatments range from a £50 blood screening test to £8,000 egg-freezing packages are often offered to couples on top of standard IVF procedures.