Why Do Men Exist?

May 19th, 2015|

In attempting to understand why men exist, researchers from the University of East Anglia wanted to know “why sexual selection – whereby men compete and women choose their partner for reproduction – actually occurs.” Their findings, published in the science journal, Nature, state that they believe sexual selection “helps to maintain health in the […]

A Fashion Insider Freezes Her Eggs

May 13th, 2015|

Harper’s Bazaar fashion insider, Natalie Joos, wrote a wonderful piece on freezing her eggs – honestly portraying the process and her hopes for an eventual pregnancy.

When asked about the realities of egg freezing for the article, I commented, “the biggest risk is counting on this working and having it not. People can look at […]

Coping with Mother’s Day

May 10th, 2015|

As usual, RESOLVE has some helpful, well-considered advice for anyone coping with infertility on Mother’s Day.

I know how difficult this day, especially, can be for anyone struggling to get pregnant. Just know that there are many dealing with the same issues, and there is a growing community that is ready, willing and able to offer […]

Research Update

May 8th, 2015|

According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists at the National Institute of Health have solved a mystery about the origin of one of the cell types that make up the ovary. They also discovered how ovarian cells share information during development of an ovarian follicle.

This new information will help scientists better […]

The Face of Infertility

May 5th, 2015|

Robyn Cohen, the founder of Women On It,  has been trying for 8 years to get pregnant.  Now, at 41, she chronicles her infertility journey in an entry on her website.

I especially love the quote that she references on the site and applaud her persistence to conceive: “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all […]

DNA on Ice

April 30th, 2015|

Kyra Phillips, my co-author on The Whole Life Fertility Plan, recently shared her fertility journey on CNN and her thoughts on egg freezing, in particular. In the article, she writes:

The history that is being written now is about an entirely different type of women’s equality — it’s about giving a woman the ability to put […]

Nepal Needs Help

April 27th, 2015|

Along with horrific images coming from the devastation in Nepal is the plea for help.

Here are 7 vetted non-profits that are committed to providing relief in this damaged country.

 

Knowledge is Power

April 23rd, 2015|

In an in-depth interview for CNN on causes and solutions for infertility,  I begin with the quote: “Understanding how much infertility can impact your life can help you make better decisions about when you start and how you go about it.” I then go on to answer questions regarding how common is infertility, what […]

National Infertility Awareness Week

April 20th, 2015|

This is National Infertility Awareness Week – April 19 – 25. The theme this year is “You Are Not Alone” – a reassuring message for anyone dealing with infertility issues. As we know, and RESOLVE reiterates: Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face.

Please check […]

How Old is Too Old to Be a Parent?

April 14th, 2015|

Given the spotlight put on this question by the news of a 65 year-old woman in Germany pregnant with quadruplets, I was asked by Yahoo Parenting to comment on just how old is too old to be a parent.

As I say in the article, “Up until age 50, obstetric-related risks are low, but we don’t […]