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Safeguarding Against the Boston Flu Outbreak While Pregnant or Trying to Conceive

FertilityAuthority,  Jan 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

Flu season peaks in the cold winter month of February, but officials at the CDC are stumped as to why the flu has hit so hard and so early this year, especially in Boston.

Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, has declared a public health emergency after 18 flu-related deaths and a total of 700 reported cases of influenza have surfaced since October 1st- ten times the number of reported cases in 2011.

The city is offering free flu vaccines- the strongest safe guard against further transmission of the virus.

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Pregnancy Diet Rich in Omega 3 Leads to Healthy Kids, Study Says

FertilityAuthority,  Jan 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

Eating the right kind of fats during pregnancy makes for healthier babies, a new study suggests.

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Study Finds Link Between Sperm Motility and Number of Male Offspring in a Family

Medical Daily,  Dec 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

A new study proposes a way for women to see into the future of their partners' fertility.

Research out of the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Brown University of Rhode Island, says men born into a family with more brothers than sisters could have faster swimming sperm and better fertility overall.

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Opponent of Same-Sex Marriage in Washington State Says Paid Surrogacy Raises Ethical Concerns

My Northwest,  Dec 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

An opponent of same-sex marriage in Washington is not only fighting to defeat marriage equality in the state, but also the proposal for paid surrogacy.

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Healthy Moms, Smart Kids? Study Shows Link Between Maternal Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Child IQ

Fertility Authority,  Dec 14, 2012

December 14, 2012

Wondering how much your pre-pregnancy weight matters in the baby-making long run? One study says your child’s IQ depends upon it.

Published earlier this week in the journal Pediatrics, the study set out to examine how pre-pregnancy BMI links to offspring cognition.

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Another Successful Ovarian Tissue Freezing Results in Pregnancy; Unprecedented in Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald,  Nov 30, 2012

November 30, 2012

Earlier this year, we blogged about ovarian tissue freezing as a form of fertility preservation- particularly for cancer patients. This procedure is fairly new, however, it has resulted in 20 pregnancies worldwide to date. The 20th case, announced just this week, was a first for Australian reproductive medicine. The Aussie doctor and his team have proven the effectiveness of freezing ovarian tissue in a 43-year-old patient post cancer treatment.

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Study Finds the Fertility Water Fountain of Youth

Fertility Authority,  Nov 27, 2012

November 27, 2012
Can a naturally occurring compound added to drinking water or taken in pill form cause fewer chromosome abnormalities and miscarriage in older women?

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New Discovery Sheds Light on Genetic Causes of Infertility in Fruit Flies and Humans

Fife Today UK,  Nov 26, 2012

A recent study out of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and published in the Journal of Cell Science, says fruit flies and humans have a newly discovered cause of infertility in common.

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Infertility Research Predicts 100% Success Rates of Single Embryo Transfer

Fertility Authority,  Nov 20, 2012

November 20, 2012

Can infertility scientists predict 100% success rate on a single embryo transfer? Not just yet, recent research says.

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