Conception

Conception

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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.

Melody McCabe

Picking up the pieces

After having her pregnancy hopes crushed last month, Melody McCabe talks about how she picked herself back up for another monitored cycle.

COUPLE TALKING

Crowdfunding a baby

Desperate to start a family, but lacking the money to pursue fertility treatments, these couples turned to the internet to help fund their baby dreams.

Aminah Hart and Scott Anderson with their daughter Leila

I fell in love with my sperm donor

Not many couples can say they had a baby together before they even met, but that's the truth for Aminah Hart and her partner Scott Anderson.

SIMONE BARCLAY

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.

KRISTY KIRCHNER

Widowed and pregnant

After seven years of trying to conceive, Kristy Kirchner discovered she was pregnant - just before her husband's funeral.

Fertility 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?

Bouchut family

An aunty's sacrifice

Surrogacy in NZ is extremely rare, and among families rarer still. But for one sister it was obvious.

Adoption adoption motherhood parent

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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