Conception

Conception

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Best way to conceive?

If you're trying to get pregnant there are some lifestyle choices that could improve your odds.

boy or girl

Gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about them.

SPERM

Semen quality linked to overall health

A man's overall health may be reflected in the quality of the semen he produces, according to a new study.

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Chemicals may harm men's fertility

A new study suggests that chemicals in sunscreen may impair men's ability to father children, scientists say.

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Who is my egg mother?

A generation of kids is growing up with egg mothers

What is driving increasing numbers of couples overseas for surrogacy - and why should we care?

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I was addicted to pregnancy tests

Jemma O'Connor became fixated with doing pregnancy tests, even after her pregnancy was confirmed with a blood test.

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Live chat: Fertility issues

Fertility specialist Dr Guy Gudex joins us today to for a live chat. If you're struggling with trying to conceive, this is a great chance to ask questions.

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Actress wants surrogacy to inspire

Elizabeth Banks hopes to help other women by speaking about surrogacy.

EGG TIMER

To freeze or not to freeze

Did you know that if you freeze your eggs when you're 40, there's a less than 15 per cent chance the process will result in a live birth?

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Meeting my birth mother

My mother chose not to hold or even see me after I was born, as she knew she wouldn't be able to let me go.

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Acceptance after adoption

My view that every kid deserves a happy childhood, no matter what, has been hard to live up to.

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Coping with a miscarriage

My regular GP wasn't available. Her colleague was cold and clinical, filling in an ultrasound referral while I sobbed, gulping for air like a wounded child.

Karen Prisco

Cuddle cot to help soften loss

A Christchurch mother grieving her baby wants to help other families facing a similar, sudden loss.

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