How eggs and sperm hook up

Forget about the birds and the bees. If you want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.

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Having kids alone

Jo Hartley meets three women whose longing for a baby was so great they each decided not to wait for a partner.

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Moving past failure

I felt really,really angry last week, but I feel like I have turned a corner, there is something liberating in just giving up.


Italy overturns donor ban

Italy's constitutional court has overturned a ban on using donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments.


Embryo swap

An Italian woman is pregnant with another couple's twins after a mix up at an IVF clinic in Rome.


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Live chat: Fertility expert

Dr Guy Gudex, a fertility subspecialist and gynaecologist joined us for a live chat to answer your fertility questions.


No cancer-fertility drug link

Despite concerns fertility treatments increase chances of developing breast cancer, a study finds no added risk.

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An unexpected pregnancy

If you definitely didn't want more children, what would you do if you accidentally fell pregnant?

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Stress impacts fertility

Stressed out women have more difficulty getting pregnant than women with less stress.

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BK Baby finds birth mum

Woman abandoned in a Burger King bathroom as a newborn gets the hug she waited a lifetime for.

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Choice paves way for love

Faced with an impossible choice at age 15, giving her baby away leads to 24 years of love.

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Lily Allen's baby grief

Lily Allen says she never got over losing her first baby with husband Sam Cooper.

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Miscarriage yolk solution?

After suffering six miscarriages a British woman underwent a new treatment using egg yolk and she now has a healthy baby girl.

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