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Chapter 10: Sex Selection - Boy or Girl
Chapter 10: Sex Selection - Boy or Girl
The selection of gender has been a quest of couples for as far back as recorded history allows. Research and work carried out in the 80's and 90's have finally…...
Cystic Fibrosis and Pregnancy: I Fought all the Odds
Cystic Fibrosis and Pregnancy: I Fought all the Odds
With careful management and planning women today with cystic fibrosis can become pregnant and carry a healthy baby to full term....
I Fathered a Child After Surviving Testicular Cancer: A Case Study
I Fathered a Child After Surviving Testicular Cancer: A Case Study
Testicular cancer is common in men under 35 but with prompt treatment over 95% of cases can be completely cured. Here is Rob's story....
I Had a Menopause Baby: Case Study
I Had a Menopause Baby: Case Study
For Maisie, who had four children aged between 15 and 22, it was a shock to be told she was pregnant and not menopausal at the age of 44. Now 84, she doesn't regret it…...
I Had a Vasectomy Reversal: A Case Study
I Had a Vasectomy Reversal: A Case Study
Men who have had a vasectomy can undergo an operation to reverse it, which can successfully restore their fertility up to 15 years later....
I Was Diagnosed With PCOS: A Case Study
I Was Diagnosed With PCOS: A Case Study
A case study illustrating how PCOS is diagnosed, the impact of finding out you have this condition and the implications for planning a family....
I Was Scared to Admit My Abortion: A Case Study
I Was Scared to Admit My Abortion: A Case Study
Sometimes women who undergo fertility treatment or who become pregnant naturally need to know that a past abortion will not be revealed if they want it to be kept secret....
My Battle With Fibroids: A Case Study
My Battle With Fibroids: A Case Study
Fibroids are benign tumours that grow in and around the uterus. They can grow up to the size of a melon and can cause heavy periods, abdominal pain and problems in…...
My Daughter is an IVF Baby: A Case Study
My Daughter is an IVF Baby: A Case Study
A personal account from Meagan who suffered the pain of repeated miscarriage, infertility and the loss of a much-wanted baby before a successful round of IVF....
My Depression Stopped Us Having a Baby: A Case Study
My Depression Stopped Us Having a Baby: A Case Study
SSRI inhibitors, commonly prescribed to treat depression, have been linked with male infertility and IVF treatment failure....
My Ectopic Pregnancy Affected My Fertility: Case Study
My Ectopic Pregnancy Affected My Fertility: Case Study
An ectopic pregnancy can result in damage to the fallopian tube, which can affect fertility. Jemma's story shows how she coped when she had an ectopic pregnancy during…...
My Fertility Treatment Worked Almost Too Well: A Case Study
My Fertility Treatment Worked Almost Too Well: A Case Study
Following years of trying to conceive, Terry and Ian finally had twins thanks to IVF. When the babies were just weeks old, Terry fell pregnant again - naturally this…...
My Infertility is Unexplained: Case Study
My Infertility is Unexplained: Case Study
Nearly a fifth of couples who experience infertility have no explanation for their inability to conceive. In Sarah’s case, she had to wait 10 years, go through endless…...
My Infertility Made Me Feel so Guilty: A Case Study
My Infertility Made Me Feel so Guilty: A Case Study
Male infertility is a common problem but overcoming it puts great stress on couples and can lead to strong feelings of guilt when the man sees his partner going…...
Secondary Infertility How I Coped: A Case Study
Secondary Infertility How I Coped: A Case Study
Secondary infertility refers to problems conceiving when you already have had one or more children – can cause pain and distress, putting stress on fragile relationships....
The Pain of IVF Failure: A Case Study
The Pain of IVF Failure: A Case Study
Infertility can be heartbreaking but coping with repeated failure of IVF treatment can lead to stress, depression and relationship breakdown....
We Conceived a Child From Donated Sperm: A Case Study
We Conceived a Child From Donated Sperm: A Case Study
Sometimes, infertility can be due to the man’s sperm being unable to fertilise the woman’s egg, even with assisted fertility techniques. An option then is to use…...
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