Egg freezing no guarantee

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

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.

A positive path through IVF

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

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.


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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Trying to conceive pregnancy test

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.

pregnancy test

The reality of infertility

A bunch of brave Kiwi couples are sharing their infertility stories in an effort to help others going through the same thing.

Fertility Snip

Asking your partner to get the snip

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


Woman gives birth after birth transplant

A Swedish woman has become the world's first to give birth after having a womb transplant.

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.

Silhouette of children playing

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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