The worst thing about any holiday gathering besides the people you hoped weren't coming who came anyway, a few of whom you could swear only came because they knew you didn't want them to come, the over-cooked dried out turkey (for which your aunt received a summons from the Audubon Society from which she was only absolved because family members swore that she would never be permitted to decimate another bird as long as she lived), the indigestion, the lying about which food is good and which is unidentifiable, the kissy-kissies with relatives whose "friend" requests you've been ignoring for years--the worst thing about any holiday gathering is...Being the hot topic of conversation.
Hurricane Sandy shook the east coast Monday, devastating the geography of the Jersey Shore, flooding lower Manhattan and the basins of local rivers, and taking pieces of our lives with her. Amongst the turmoil, fertility clinics opened their doors, their doctors and staff risking their own lives to give patients a shot at parenthood. While we make emergency preparations at home, fertility clinics prepare for storms in a very different way.
Are Khloe Kardashian and husband Lamar Odom seeing eye to eye on the road to parenthood?
It’s no secret that Khloe Kardashian has babies on the brain. The star has been vocal about her fertility struggles, revealing in the September 9 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that she was not ovulating. In that same episode, big sister Kim accompanied Khloe on a visit to a Los Angeles area fertility clinic. Thirty-two year old Kim received fertility testing herself and considered egg freezing to preserve her fertility- an important thing to consider in her thirties, as fertility declines with age, more rapidly as women approach forty.
Natalie Portman's father, fertility doctor Avner Hershlag, is shopping his debut novel around: Misconception, which Hershlag self-published in January 2010, is now "making the rounds of major houses." The book is a thriller that touches on politics, genetics, reproduction, and a little science fiction.