Conception

Conception

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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?

An aunty's sacrifice

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

Sperm and egg

Egg freezing no guarantee

Freezing a woman's eggs is neither risk-free nor foolproof, a British fertility expert says.

Melody McCabe

The two week wait

Wednesday is D-Day for Melody - a blood test to mark the end of her first two week wait on a monitored cycle.

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.

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A positive path through IVF

Can having a glass-half-full approach to IVF make a big difference to the experience?

Fertility egg and sperm

Bosses to pay for fertility treatment

Employee perks are expanding in the US, with two tech giants announcing plans to pay for female workers to freeze their eggs.

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Asking your partner to get the snip

The. Snip. Two little words, that seems to inspire so much fear in men. Why?

Adoption Sarah Salmon

Rocky road to parenthood

When I tell people I underwent fertility treatment in India they look at me as if I am mad.

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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.

Miscarriage Sad woman, depressed, grieving

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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