Conception

Conception

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Monica Stubbs

Forced to consider motherhood

Monica Stubbs was only 23 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and had to make a hasty decision.

Doctor

Blocked fallopian tubes: the facts

What causes blockages of fallopian tubes and how can they be dealt with?

Melody McCabe

Dealing with pregnant friends

If there is ever an occasion that brings up tough feelings it is attending a baby shower when you are battling infertility.

IVF Live TV

Clock ticking on frozen 'assets'

A looming legal deadline may spell the death of some people's only chance of having children.

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When to have sex

Timing is everything when it comes to getting pregnant. Get to know your body to understand your fertile times.

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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.

Sperm, biological clock, fertility

Sperm test: A male perspective

No matter how virile you think you are when it comes to depositing your baby batter in a small plastic cup you will never be impressed with your sample.

Fertility Sonia Kruger

Pregnant at 48

Australian TV host Sonia Kruger says she is "thrilled to bits" to be pregnant at 48 years of age.

Biological clock

Egg freezing parties

An egg-freezing party? Is it like a Tupperware party, only instead of talking about the most efficient way to store food, they talk about fertility?

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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