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Archive for May, 2010

Test allows men to check their sperm count at home

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Home fertility tests aren’t just for women anymore. A new device that looks a lot like those home ovulation and home pregnancy tests but checks sperm count will soon be available in Europe, and is undergoing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review for marketing in the US. The test targets…. read more

After Ovarian Transplant, two babies and two healthy pregnancies

For the first time, a woman has given birth to two children after her fertility was restored using transplants of ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen during her cancer treatment and then restored once she was cured. Following her ovarian transplant, Mrs Stinne Holm Bergholdt gave birth to a girl in February 2007…. read more

Modern Day Midwifery

Certified Nurse Midwife, Jessica Ramirez-Trower, is leading a free educational symposium at WakeMed Cary on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning about midwifery in 2010 is invited to attend. Fast Facts about Midwives *Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have completed graduate-level training in midwifery and who have passed a national…. read more

Overcoming PCOS A Barrier to Pregnancy

  One of the most common barriers to getting pregnant is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that affects between 4% and 12% of the female population. PCOS causes a woman’s ovaries to become enlarged and develop a number of small cysts inside. Because women with PCOS rarely ovulate (release eggs), they have very irregular…. read more

Flame Retardant May Affect Fertility

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Having difficulty getting pregnant? Perhaps your sofa is to blame. Or your stereo or carpet or any of the things in your house that contain common flame-retardant chemicals known as PBDEs that a new study suggests may be associated with decreased fertility. PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, are hormone-disrupting pollutants…. read more

My Carolina Today to Feature Local Experts

Dr. Sameh Toma discusses Third Party Parenting on My Carolina Today during National Infertility Awareness Week. My Carolina Today airs weekdays at 11:00 am immediately following NBC’s the Today Show. Each day during National Infertility Awareness Week, from April 26th through April 30th, local fertility experts will be interviewed on the program. Click here to…. read more


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