Can You Drive Alone in the H.O.V. Lane if You’re Pregnant? A Post-Roe Quandary.

A woman in Texas said that, under the state’s abortion ban, she and her fetus qualified for the car pool lane. The argument could go well beyond driving.

#abortion, #in-vitro-fertilization, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #texas, #traffic-and-parking-violations

China Offers Women Perks for Having Babies, if They’re Married

Beijing is giving incentives to stem a demographic crisis, but its control over childbirth and its suppression of women’s rights are making it difficult for some aspiring parents to start a family.

#babies-and-infants, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #families-and-family-life, #in-vitro-fertilization, #marriages, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #single-persons, #womens-rights

Infertility Patients and Doctors Fear Abortion Bans Could Restrict I.V.F.

The new state bans don’t explicitly cover embryos created outside the womb, but legal experts say overturning Roe could make it easier to place controls on genetic testing, storage and disposal of them.

#abortion, #american-society-for-reproductive-medicine, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #embryos-human, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #law-and-legislation, #national-right-to-life-committee, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #your-feed-science

What Happens to I.V.F. After Roe?

Extreme anti-abortion laws could hinder assisted reproductive technologies, too.

#abortion, #in-vitro-fertilization, #pennsylvania, #united-states

If Roe Goes, Will the Right to Birth Control Be Next?

Democrats are warning that Roe’s fall could threaten a wide range of privacy rights — including the right to birth control.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #debatable, #in-vitro-fertilization, #obergefell-jim-1966, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us

Feeling Ambivalent About Motherhood Is Normal

After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.

#babies-and-infants, #depression-mental, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #fear-emotion, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miscarriages, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #reproduction-biological, #women-and-girls

Study Raises Questions About Popular Genetic Test for ‘Abnormal’ Embryos

The test leads people undergoing in vitro fertilization to discard thousands of embryos each year. The new research found implanting some “abnormal” embryos resulted in healthy live births.

#center-for-human-reproduction, #chromosomes, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #gleicher-norbert, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #research, #your-feed-healthcare

Parents Relying on Ukraine Surrogates Desperately Seek Their Newborns

The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.

#babies-and-infants, #canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #in-vitro-fertilization, #kyiv-ukraine, #lviv-ukraine, #national-public-radio, #parenting, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surrogate-motherhood, #tampa-fla, #turkey

A Popular Test Claims to Boost I.V.F. Success. The Science Is Unclear.

I.V.F. patients are faced with a growing list of costly “add-ons.” For one such test, some say more robust research is needed to support its effectiveness.

#clinical-trials, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #research, #tests-medical

Parenting After Infertility and Loss: You’re Allowed to Complain

‘It is 100 percent normal to feel conflicted even if you went to hell and back to become a parent.’

#depression-mental, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #miscarriages, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

What We Don’t Know About I.V.F.

And why there’s still a staggering lack of data for doctors to reference.

#egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

‘We Had Their Baby, and They Had Our Baby’: Couple Sues Over Embryo ‘Mix-Up’

Daphna and Alexander Cardinale, the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-area fertility clinic, say they endured a painful custody exchange after DNA testing.

#california-center-for-reproductive-health, #cardinale-alexander, #cardinale-daphna, #in-vitro-fertilization, #los-angeles-calif, #malpractice, #mor-eliran, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #suits-and-litigation-civil

A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #doctors, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #jama-surgery-journal, #medical-schools, #minnesota, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Before a ‘Classy Dinosaur’ Wedding Came Leukemia and I.V.F.

Kaitlin Flannery and John Mancini met in Palo Alto, Calif., and moved across the country together, until a shocking diagnosis meant they had to live apart for a while.

#cancer, #in-vitro-fertilization, #marriages, #weddings-and-engagements

The I.V.F. Plot in Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’ Is Based on My Story

Why Aziz Ansari based a plot in ‘Master of None’ on my journey to become a single mother.

#ackie-naomi, #ansari-aziz, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #master-of-none-tv-program, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons

Once-a-Decade Census Shows an Aging, Better-Educated China

The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #census, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elderly, #in-vitro-fertilization, #labor-and-jobs, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Why I Gave My Mosaic Embryo a Chance

“It was like rolling the dice, except for someone you’ve never met.”

#disabilities, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #tests-medical

The Latest Issue in Divorces: Who Gets the Embryos?

Amid the pandemic, I.V.F. rates are on the rise, and so are disputes about what to do with remaining frozen embryos when couples split up. For some, it has gotten messy.

#artificial-insemination, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #marriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological

The Case of the Serial Sperm Donor

One man, hundreds of children and a burning question: Why?

#artificial-insemination, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #meijer-jonathan-jacob, #netherlands, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sperm, #your-feed-science

Couple Forced to Adopt Their Own Children After a Surrogate Pregnancy

Tammy and Jordan Myers will have to adopt their twins after two Michigan judges denied them parental rights because the children had been carried by a surrogate.

#adoptions, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #michigan, #myers-jordan-1983, #myers-tammy-1981, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #surrogate-motherhood, #vermilye-lauren

The Sperm Kings Have a Problem: Too Much Demand

Many people want a pandemic baby, but some sperm banks are running low. So women are joining unregulated Facebook groups to find willing donors, no middleman required.

#artificial-insemination, #california-cryobank, #children-and-childhood, #facebook-inc, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #social-media, #sperm, #women-and-girls

Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years

The birth of Molly Gibson using an embryo from 1992 broke a record set by her sister, Emma, in 2017. The embryos were donated when the girls’ mother was herself a toddler.

#babies-and-infants, #in-vitro-fertilization, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tennessee, #university-of-tennessee

The Truth About Pregnancy Over 40

More than 100,000 Americans give birth in their 40s each year, but what does that mean for the health of their pregnancies and their babies?

#age-chronological, #american-college-of-obstetricians-and-gynecologists, #babies-and-infants, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

The Poly-Parent Households Are Coming

We’re on the cusp of a technological revolution in baby making. What it means to be a family could be next.

#artificial-insemination, #families-and-family-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #in-vitro-fertilization, #parenting, #reproduction-biological, #sperm

Infertility Was Distressing. The Military Made It Even More Complicated.

For service members like me, Tricare health insurance and the limited number of military medical facilities offering fertility treatments add more stress to an already emotional process.

#in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reed-walter-national-military-medical-center, #reproduction-biological, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Fertility Clinics Stay Open Despite Unclear Guidelines

Many providers have continued seeing patients through the pandemic, forcing them to choose between clients and staff safety.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #new-jersey, #nursing-and-nurses

I.V.F. is Expensive. Here’s How to Bring Down the Cost.

Many insurance companies don’t cover I.V.F. But there are ways to ease the financial burden.

#fertility-drugs, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility

Male Infertility: What to Know and How to Cope

Infertility is largely thought of as a woman’s issue, but male infertility can affect at least one-third of couples who are struggling to conceive.

#artificial-insemination, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #men-and-boys, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sperm

Does Stress Actually Affect Fertility?

The key to conception is to ‘relax,’ some say, but the evidence isn’t quite so tidy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #fertility-drugs, #hormones, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

Tinder for Sperm: Even in the Petri Dish, Looks and Athleticism Are Prized

What makes one sperm cell — a blob of DNA with a tail — stand out? The selection process is like a microscopic Mr. America contest.

#artificial-insemination, #in-vitro-fertilization, #parenting, #research, #sperm

How Egg Freezing Went Mainstream

Men could easily freeze their sperm since the 1970s. So why did it take so long to figure out how to successfully freeze a woman’s eggs?

#artificial-insemination, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #parenting

The Lasting Trauma of Infertility

Even when it ends with a healthy baby, a long struggle to conceive may exact a brutal toll.

#anxiety-and-stress, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting