An Australian woman had an abortion when she learned she was having twin boys and is going to court for the right to have IVF again in the hopes of having a girl. Should couples be allowed to choose the sex of their baby this way?
It is sad to hear what some people will do to get what they want. An Australian couple aborted their twin boys, who were conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), for the simple reason that they would prefer to have a little girl. Their case raises ethical questions about the idea of sex selection, which they plan on addressing with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, after their bid to chose the sex of their child via IVF was rejected. What do you think about this?
There’s a new trend in surrogacy: One egg donor and two simultaneous surrogates, resulting in two babies being born around the same time for one infertile couple. It’s complicated and controversial!
“Infertility feels like a death,” says Melanie Thernstrom in yesterday’s cover story of The New York Times Magazine. “But because it’s not the death of a person but the death of a hope — a fantasy about the children that our dead embryos might have become.” Like so many couples, Melanie and her husband, Michael, struggled for years with infertility. Melanie, who married for the first time at 41, went through six rounds of failed IVF treatments before a doctor told her that it was probably time to “explore other options.” Her heart was breaking and she knew she had to try something else — or abandon forever her dream of becoming a mom to twins. So she started researching surrogacy — with two different women to carry her babies.
The TV personality has been trying to get pregnant for a long time, but in tonight’s episode of Giuliana and Bill she is rushed to the hospital in excruciating pain.
Poor Giuliana Rancic. The star of the Style Network’s reality show Giuliana and Bill, along with her husband Bill Rancic, 39, has been very public about her desire to start a family, and has undergone several IVF cycles in an attempt to get pregnant. But tonight, on the season finale of the show, Bill rushes his wife to the hospital after an egg retrieval procedure goes horribly wrong. Watch the video after the jump.
Just when you thought Martha Stewart had it all, along comes the news that she’s soon going to get something she was starting to think she’d never see: a grandchild. Martha’s daughter Alexis, 45, has engaged a surrogate to help her start a family after numerous attempts at in vitro fertilization (IVF) failed.
The results of a four-year study on fertility treatments revealed that women who undergo certain types of IVF give birth to more boys than girls. So maybe it’s not a surprise that Kelly Preston, who used IVF, is expecting a son?
Anyone who has struggled to conceive will tell you that it doesn’t matter if they have a boy or a girl. They just desperately want to have a healthy baby, which is why they’re often willing to undergo the painful process of in vitro fertilization. Now, new research has shown that women who undergo in vitro fertilization and have the embryo implanted in their womb five to six days after fertilization — as opposed to two to three days afterward — have an increased chance of giving birth to a baby boy.
BFFs, Celine Dion just received MORE good news! Not only is she pregnant but she’s expecting twins!
Congrats Celine Dion! We just heard the amazing news on your official website, July 9, that you’re expecting twin boys! Celine has been trying for quite a while to get pregnant again, she already has a son, Rene-Charles, 9 with her husband of 16 years Rene Angelil. But finally, after six attempts with in-vitro fertilization and acupuncture treatments Celine, 42, will be a mommy again! Read more