fertility

Can a 'fertility diet' really help you conceive?

When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there's a diet that claims it can boost a woman's chances of having a baby.

Judge rules for testing DNA of Dutch fertility doctor

A fertility doctor suspected to have fathered scores of people by secretly swapping donors' sperm for his own will have his DNA tested, after a Dutch court supported a legal challenge by 22 of his potential children.

Same-sex couple carries same baby

A North Texas same-sex couple both wanted to carry their baby and through a special type of in vitro fertilization they were able to. Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter call 5-month-old Stetson their miracle baby.

At least 8 million IVF babies born since historic first

The world's first in-vitro fertilization baby was born in 1978 in the UK. Since then, 8 million babies have been born worldwide as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments, an international committee estimates.

Artificial ovary could help young cancer patients preserve fertility

An artificial ovary -- the female sex organ that produces eggs -- may soon be achievable, say Danish researchers who have engineered a "scaffold" on which early-stage cells can develop into functional ovarian follicles, the small fluid-filled sacs that contain a woman's eggs.

Want to get pregnant? Cut down on fast food, eat more fruit

A healthy diet is just as important before pregnancy as during it. Women who eat more fast food and those who eat very little fruit take longer to get pregnant than women who include several portions of fruit in their daily diets, according to a study published Friday in the journal Human Reproduction.

Legal actions grow after loss of frozen eggs, embryos

The University Hospitals Fertility Clinic in Cleveland is facing dozens of legal actions after the failure in early March of a cryopreservation tank containing approximately 4,000 eggs and embryos belonging to at least 950 families.

Family shares fertility struggle to help others

Nearly one out of 10 people struggles with infertility. With the numbers so high, a growing number of states are making insurance companies cover infertility. Viagra, birth control and abortions are often already covered.