Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Best Vitamins and Nutrients to Increase Fertility

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Trying to get pregnant? Did you know that diet can affect your ability to conceive? Not only can good nutrition help men and women have a strong reproductive system, but a healthy diet is important to a successful pregnancy. Below is an overview of which vitamins and nutrients our bodies need in order to increase fertility.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg & Wife Expecting First Baby, Opens Up on 3 Previous Miscarriages

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Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO of Facebook and his wife Priscilla Chan were recently listed as the youngest couple in a list of the 10 richest couples in the world. But the couple who got married in 2012 have experienced their fair share of grief on the way to becoming parents. Mark Zuckerberg shared the photo above announcing that they are now expecting after several prior miscarriages. He called their infertility journey, "a lonely experience", writing;

"You feel so hopeful when you learn you're going to have a child. You start imagining who they'll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they're gone. It's a lonely experience. Most people don't discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you -- as if you're defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own." 

Read his full post below...

Monday, June 1, 2015

Kim Kardashian West Talks Fertility Challenges On Journey To Baby No. 2

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Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West have confirmed that they're having a second child as Kim revealed that she is pregnant on the teaser of the mid-season finale of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Kim Kardashian can be seen telling her sister Khloe Kardashian that she got her blood work back from the doctor and she’s pregnant.

Since the news broke, some on social media have teased the couple whose first child is North West, that they should name the new addition, South Kim is on th cover of the July 2015 issue of Glamour Magazine, where she talks about being pregnant again, and sharing her fertility challenges on the journey to baby No. 2 on their family reality show. Excerpts and photos from her interview below.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Man Discovers Wife Has No Vagina After 3 Years of Marriage, Gets Divorce

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The three-year-old marriage between one Femi and wife, Kemi, in Abeokuta, has been dissolved due to the absence of vagina, deceit and frequent fighting by a Customary Court sitting in Ake today. Femi accused his wife, who had failed to appear in court after being summoned several times, of living a false life, frequent fighting and threatening his life.

Femi told the court that his wife deceived him to marry her knowing that she could not bear him a child. He pleaded with the court’s president to dissolve his three-year-old marriage that had nothing to show for both now and in future.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On Sofia Vergara & Ex Nick Loeb's Bitter Feud Over Frozen Embryos - My Take

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By Nkem Akinsoto

Nick Loeb and actress Sofia Vergara between 2012 and May 2014, when the couple split. Since then, Sofia has moved on, and is now engaged to fellow actor Joe Manganiello. But her past is coming back to make headlines as she and her ex battle over frozen embryos they made in planning a family while still engaged in 2013.

Sofia and Nick were using IVF to grow their family and had completed the first part successfully, which entailed combining her eggs and his sperm into female embryos in preparation to getting either Sofia or a surrogate pregnant. However, the couple split before their plans could end in pregnancy and a baby.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

65 Year Old To Become World's Oldest Mother of Quadruplets

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65-year-old Annegret Raunigk, a schoolteacher, is pregnant, and even more jaw dropping than her advanced age is that she is expecting quadruplets, reports MailOnline

German Annegret Raunigk, already has 13 children. Her latest pregnancy was the result of artificial insemination using both donated sperm and eggs. Ms Raunigk, who is in the 21st week of her pregnancy, said she was ‘shocked’ when an ultrasound scan showed she was carrying quadruplets. Her gynaecologist initially mentioned the possibility of  abortion.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SAD! Mom Dies During Birth of Quadruplets Concieved Via Fertility Treatments

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Erica and Carlos Morales had struggled for years to get pregnant and they finally conceived quadruplets after fertility treatment. Erica was surprised to be expecting 4 babies, but she was looking forward to being a mother at last, and was healthy throughout her pregnancy.

Erica and her husband also discussed baby names. They settled on Carlos Jr. for the boy and Tracey and Paisley for the two girls. Erica couldn’t decide on the other girl’s name. They thought they had plenty of time to figure it out. Tragically, over a month to her due date, her blood pressure became elevated and she was rushed to the hospital.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Elton Johns Sparks #BoycottDolceGabbana Trend After Designer Speaks Against IVF

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Elton John started the #BoycottDolceGabbana yesterday asking his fans to boycott the fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana after the designers granted an interview in an Italian magazine castigating IVF [in-vitro fertilisation]. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, co-founders of the brand, called children conceived via the process ‘chemical’ and ‘synthetic’ in an interview with Panorama.

The interview showed that although the two co-founders are gay, and were a couple for 23 years, until 2005, they toe the line of support for ‘traditional’ families. The pair recently showcased this view during the latest Dolce and Gabbana fashion show where the theme was motherhood, and models walked the runway pregnant and with kids.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Winners Chapel Pastor & Wife Welcome Baby Girl After 14 Years [Photos]

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A Pastor at the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Triumph Olumide Abatan, and his wife Ololade Oshingbesan Abatan welcomed their first baby after being married for 14 years. The baby was born on Feb. 25 and the proud dad shared several pictures on his Facebook yesterday with the caption;

See what the Lord has done, a beautiful baby girl was born in my house by my lovely, adorable wife after 14 years of waiting. For surely there is an end and thy expectation shall not be cut off. Thank you jehovah

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TY Bello On Having Her Twin Boys Through IVF, Advice To Women Struggling With Infertility

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Celebrity photographer and singer, TY Bello welcomed a set of twin boys in October 2014 after waiting for 9 years. In the latest edition of Genevieve Magazine, which she covers with her twin boys, she has opened up on her struggles with Endometriosis, dealing with pressures from friends and family to get pregnant, the rumors that she didn't carry her pregnancy herself and the birth of her twin babies.

"My journey to pregnancy was a very intense one. I had just been through the toughest nine years of trying to get pregnant, being confident that it would be a breeze since I had always known that I would make a great mother. It was quite humbling when it didn't happen as I had envisioned it. It was grueling actually."

See excepts from her inspiring interview below:

Monday, February 9, 2015

TY Bello and Twins On Genevieve Magazine, Talks 10 Years of Marriage & Battle with Endometriosis

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Musician and photographer TY Bello and her months-old twins, Christian and Christopher are on the cover of the 12th anniversary edition of Genevieve Magazine. Ty Bello talks to the magazine about her 10 years of marriage as well as a long standing battle with Endometriosis, and how she had her boys after 9 years. See another photo below...

Friday, February 6, 2015

TY Bello Makes 'Still-Waiting' Ibidun Ighodalo Godmother To her Twin Boys

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Photographer/singer TY Bello has made Ibidun Ighodalo - who prayed with her for the 9 years after marriage it took to get pregnant - the godmother to her twin boys, Christopher and Christian.

TY Bello had ber boys in the US but is now back in Nigeria and Ibidun, a former beauty queen, successful entrepreneur and wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo has gone to see them yesterday. Still waiting on her own miracle of motherhood, Ibidun was emotional and in tears as she cuddled the little ones. She also found it difficult to say goodbye to TY Bello and her boys after their visit.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Woman Gives Birth To Twins After 5 Years Of Infertility Treatments And 2 Failed Adoptions

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Alaina Mayes was diagnosed as infertile, and for several years, she and her husband underwent fertility treatments. At the same time, they were also looking to adopt. Unfortunately, twin girls they had agreed with the birth mother to take into their family developed complications and died just two days after they were born.

Another adoption fell through for legal reasons, and then Alaina got pregnant naturally! No IVF, no IUI, no drugs! And what do you know, it turned out to be twins! The overjoyed mother welcomed her healthy babies just before Christmas and took them home for New Year.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Woman With Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Gives Birth to Twins After IVF [Photos]

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28 year old Hayley Haynes, was born without a viable womb, ovaries or fallopian tubes. Throughout puberty she did not have periods, and doctors later discovered she had no reproductive organs thanks to a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome. At 19, doctors told her she had XY chromosomes which genetically makes her male and that she would never conceive.

'When they told me I had no womb, I was so confused I felt sick. My biggest fear was never having children. Suddenly a huge piece of my life was missing. I felt like half a woman and was embarrassed. How I was going to tell a guy I was genetically male when I started dating?'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sherri Shepherd's Surrogate Speaks Out For First Time About Abandoned Baby

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Sherri Shepherd had her son via IVF at 38 and when at 45 she couldn't get pregnant same way, she and former husband Lamar Sally turned to surrogacy to build their family using egg donor. However, their marriage broke down while the surrogate was still pregnant, read here. Sherri later alleged that Lamar had defrauded her into signing the papers so that he would get custody after their divorce and milk her for child support payments since she was the bigger earner.

Based on this, the former co-host of The View decided to hands-off the new baby especially since her genetic material was not used. Unfortunately, this meant the surrogate mother got left in the lurch as the only mother of the child.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

56-Year-Old Woman Dies 7 Days After Giving Birth to Twins

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56-year-old Lisa Swinton McLaughlin wanted children more than anything, but died on Jan. 4 from a “bowel obstruction”, just 7 days after giving birth to twin boys.

Lisa McLaughlin lived in Baltimore and was in “significant pain” when she left the hospital and went home on New Year’s Eve. She thought the pain she was experiencing in the days after giving birth was caused by the incision of the cesarean section she’d had.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Delay Is Not Denial - Woman Marries At 43, Has Her First Child At 60

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Paul and Tunrayo Alagbe were married on September 3, 1998 and had their first child on December 29, 2014. RITA OKONOBOH chronicles the couple’s journey through the years of trials to the unfolding of boundless blessings.

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him (Psalm 40: 1-3).

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

14 Shocking Things That Cause Infertility In Men And Woman

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1. Injury

Did you know that the average man makes approximately 1,000 sperm every heartbeat? Crazy! But there are many things that can interfere with those sperm, and groin injuries are one of them. Wear a cup to play sports to prevent trauma to the testes -- which could result in rupture of the sperm ducts. Ouch!

2. Laptops

Could a laptop affect your fertility? Maybe, if you're a guy! That's because of a couple of reasons. Firstly, sperm are vulnerable to increases in temperature, and laptops are a source of heat. And secondly, there's a possibility that using Wi-Fi on a laptop might cause sperm damage. This isn't proven -- but if you're at all concerned, go ahead and keep your laptop off your lap!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Gabrielle Union On Having a Child: “If It does Happen, it’s a Miracle”

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Gabrielle Union recently got married and people are beginning to ask the 42 year old actress when the babies are coming. However, the cover star for Uptown Magazine‘s new issue is not being coy of defensive as she answers honestly and openly about her age being an obstacle to her fertility.

The new Mrs Dwyane Wade says her step-children from new husbands previous marriage, are fulfilling enough. But she doesn't rule out having her own children one day if it works out that way too. Read excerpts from her interview below...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ignorance, Sex, Relationships and Religion - Who Is Fooling Who?

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By Onyinye Orabuike

Once two men walked into our Lagos office and demanded to speak with the manager. They offered to do a comprehensive computerised health check for us, and they said it was for free. Why not? They started with Dan. They got to me last and I was eager to begin.

They inserted something that looked like a pencil with liquid inside and asked me to hold still. I was a little surprised that was all they came with for the test. I sort of expected to see a large computer screen that would outline all my organs and their state of health. He read the liquid pencil and told me I had lucomasto...., it was no use attempting to pronounce it so I asked him the implications instead.