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Two babies within ten months after thinking it was impossible to have kids

January 20, 2017

A Kaiapoi couple have given birth to two babies within ten months after thinking it was impossible for them to have children.

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IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

January 20, 2017

Doctors developed three-person IVF to help women who are at risk of passing on serious genetic disorders, called mitochondrial d…

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Hopeful mums with fertility problems increasingly turn to acupuncture and other alternative therapies

January 16, 2017

Women are trying acupuncture and other alternative therapies to help with fertility issues.

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5 Tips to Naturally Increase Fertility, Without Drugs

January 13, 2017

According to Dr. Von, tracking your menstrual cycle is important even before you’re trying to conceive because it can tell you a…

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What It’s Really Like to Be A First Generation Sperm Donor Baby

January 12, 2017

Zoë Lawton who is a family law researcher interviewed a donor sperm baby.

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Fertility treatment funding trust gives first grant

January 11, 2017

The Fertility Funding Charitable Trust has made its first grant to a Christchurch couple for a cycle of IVF treatment. If you wa…

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Accidentally on purpose:

January 9, 2017

Accidentally on purpose: On giving up the dream of getting pregnant ‘the right way’ from hoping to conceive ‘accidentally’ to st…

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Making a difficult fertility journey a lot less lonely

December 23, 2016

People can get lost in this trauma. Love can get lost. Things can get broken. Sometimes the outcome is wondrous and a much-longe…

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Please, Baby, Please: Some Couples Turn To Crowdfunding For IVF

December 20, 2016

Crowdfunding is a now a popular way to raise money for everything from birthday bashes to political protests. But on some of the…

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Funding lagging behind as demand for IVF grows

December 19, 2016

The waiting list for IVF is around 14 months as infertility increases as funding is lagging behind.

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Selfless sister is surrogate for brother and his partner, gives birth twice

December 16, 2016

Being a Surrogate for someone is a precious gift - A selfless sister who vowed to help her gay brother and his partner become pa…

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What it's like to have three mums

December 16, 2016

Being a sperm / egg donor is a wonderful gift to a same sex couple or single mum by choice. The quote in the story “Family will …

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Woman gives birth to baby using ovary frozen in her childhood in 'world-first'

December 15, 2016

A woman has given birth after surgeons restored her fertility by implanting ovary tissue taken when she was a child. The 24-yea…

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John Legend: 'Fertility treatments are nothing to be ashamed about'

December 14, 2016

John Legend wants to break down the stigma associated with fertility treatments. The 37-year-old singer has been very open abou…

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What not to say to someone going through IVF

December 8, 2016

Many people keep their infertility problems private. But there's often a well-meaning relative or friend who nags about when the…

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Auckland 'Preparing for Christmas' event

December 7, 2016

On Tuesday November 29 Auckland held a 'Preparing for Christmas' event with speakers Joi Ellis, Debs McEwan, Fiona McDonald and …

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What not to say to friends without kids

November 28, 2016

Infertility can be a hard topic to navigate with friends and family asking those sensitive questions we all find hard to answer.…

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Coping with Christmas - Nelson event

November 25, 2016

Please join Shannan and Susannah for their December support group event on practical strategies and coping mechanisms for the ho…

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Auckland Preparing for Christmas

November 21, 2016

Preparing for Christmas on Radio Live

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Woman gives birth to sisters baby

November 11, 2016

A selfless sister has given birth to her older sibling's baby after her ovaries were left so badly scarred doctors feared carryi…

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