Conception

We need to share our stories about miscarriage

We need to start talking about miscarriage.

I thought about just keeping it a secret, glossing over such a difficult topic. What if things got awkward?

When should you start a family?

Women are often leaving it until their 30s to start a family - but is it too late?

Did you always picture yourself with a big family? You know, 2.5 kids, a dog, a back yard?

Should fertility checks become the norm?

Would you pay for a clinic to determine your fertility chances?

So could early detection of fertility issues be the answer? One new clinic thinks so.

IVF gender selection being considered

Australian couples who use IVF may soon be able to choose the gender.

Australian couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies.

Pregnant before period returns?

Even if you're breastfeeding, it is still possible to fall pregnant before your period returns.

While unplanned pregnancies happen, they can be even more unexpected when you don't think it's even possible..

Woman falls pregnant three times using 'permanent' birth control

Olivia won a court case after her Essure contraception device failed, leaving her with pregnancies and health issues.

Olivia* was so determined not to have more children a decade ago, she opted for permanent birth control.

Are natural killer cells a thing?

"I wish that the natural killer cell testing would've happened sooner ... it could have been a quicker path to having children, and there aren't a lot of people who know about it".

A six-year long struggle of seven miscarriages, $25,000 in IVF treatment and finally, a baby.

Why one expert says young men need to freeze their sperm

Should young men look to freeze their sperm?

We often read about women being advised to put their eggs on ice - but is it time men started the doing the same with their sperm?

Teen IUD scheme not all that radical

Colorado's unplanned pregnancy rates saw a steep decline after the state implemented free long-term contraceptive devices.

A US equivalent of the local proposal to fit all teen women with contraceptive devices saw a 40 per cent drop in teen pregnancy.

How donor children have been let down

Sarah Dingle is one of the many Australian donor conceived people created under an anonymous donation regime. Now she's fighting for the right to know her biological background.

For decades, medicine has created miracle babies, while pretending that biology doesn't matter.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibility are essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

IVF patients across the country are being told their fairy tale ending is just an embryo transfer away.

A difficult letter to my unborn daughter

Carly Findlay, who has Ichthyosis, writes a difficult letter to her unborn daughter.

This is a letter to my unborn daughter. It's also the hardest letter I've ever written.

Baby-making a bumpy road

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OPINION: Getting pregnant was not as easy as I thought it would be.

Mum denied use of daughter's eggs

Mrs and Mr M can now take their case to the Court of Appeal if they choose to continue their battle.

"I want you to carry my babies. I didn't go through IVF to save my eggs for nothing..."

Secondary infertility sucks too

Having one child doesn't mean having a second one will come easily.

Having easily produced a child is no guarantee someone can do it twice.

Why I can’t just throw out frozen sperm

The fertility clinic needs permission to thaw and discard our donor’s sperm – so why am I delaying approval?

All it needs is for me to sign the 18 letters of my name, giving the fertility clinic permission to thaw and discard our donor’s sperm.

The right age to try for a baby?

'Ideally, if a woman is ready for a child, she should start trying by the time she is 30,' says Professor Geeta Nargun.

A top fertility doctor says delaying parenthood past a certain age isn't a good idea.

Can't keep up with sperm donor demand

Happy babies: The most common request for those seeking sperm donors? That the donor be kind.

Clinics are struggling to keep up with demand as increasing numbers of professional single women turn to them to have a child.

When infertility is a mystery

In vitro fertilisation is often the solution to many couples' conception problems, but it can bring many challenges of its own.

Despite years of tests and procedures, we still don't know why we couldn't conceive naturally.

Grieving for an imagined future

GRIEF: The loss of a child is still felt decades later.

Miscarriage is slowly entering the public discourse with mainstream media beginning to feature accounts of the experience.

Twins' paternity case leads to very unexpected results

It was a tangled web of love and biology that gave rise to what the journal called a precedent-setting ruling, one of only a few of such cases across the country.

A mother was applying for government assistance when she made the claim that one man was responsible for her twins.

Failing the 'most manly' of tests

Craig Berry and Andrea Donovan with daughters Amelia and Harper.

Male infertility is nothing to be embarrassed about.

My endometriosis struggle

Anna Pollitt has suffered from endometriosis since she was 19.

Endometriosis is something a lot won't talk about simply because it involves periods. But it needs to be talked about so the suffering can reduce.

Confessions of a 'defective' man

Craig Berry and "the wife", Andrea Donovan, with daughters Amelia and Harper.

When Craig Berry and his wife started trying for babies, he made an unwelcome discovery.

I gave birth to my brother’s baby

Melissa Castro Wyatt and her brother, in one of the few photos before they were separated.

"Golly, it sounds like shopping at Amazon," my biological mother said once, in the middle of our agonising sperm hunt.

Sofia Vergara speaks out over embryo custody battle with ex-boyfriend

Sofia Vergara

TV star Sofia Vergara has broken her silence about a legal battle with her ex-boyfriend over frozen embryos.

Kim K: Baby making’s exhausting!

Kim Kardashian has revealed she and her husband Kanye West have been having non-stop sex in an effort to conceive their second child.

Kim Kardashian has revealed that trying for a second baby is "exhausting".

Fertility clinic offers women $5000

A breakdown of the $5,000 figure paid to egg donors includes costs linked to consultations, counselling, transport to the hospital, time off work and follow-up visits.

An Australian chain of fertility clinics is offering $5000 to cover the expenses of egg donors.

Why your 12 week baby scan is so old hat

The technology allows medics and parents to watch the cell dividing. Pictured is the cell division of now nine-month-old Pixie.

It's now all about the moment of conception.

When sperm bank donations go wrong

A couple are suing a fertility clinic   for providing false details of a sperm donor.

When you think the biological father of your child is a highly educated PhD student with an "impressive health history", but in actual fact...

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