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Next Wave Fertility: Why We Need A Think Lab Dedicated to the Future of Family

Next Wave Fertility: Why We Need A Think Lab Dedicated to the Future of Family

Around the turn of the 21st century, I started noticing a trend among my friends. We we’re staying single longer and many of us we’re starting to feel anxious about our biological clocks. We questioned how we were going to make it all (career, marriage, family) happen in this small window ...

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Somewhere Down the Line: A Breast Cancer Survivor Muses on Her “Totsicles” Tucked Away in an Earthquake-Safe Freezer

Somewhere Down the Line: A Breast Cancer Survivor Muses on Her “Totsicles” Tucked Away in an Earthquake-Safe Freezer

By Meaghan Calcari Campbell I never grew up dreaming about becoming a mother. You know that image of a little girl, swinging around a baby doll, cooing in a sing-song voice, practicing for when she becomes a real mom? Not me. “When the annual “embryo storage fee” comes due, I write a ...

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The Science of Single, Same Sex, and “Multiplex” Parenting: Could this Be Our Reproductive Future?

The Science of Single, Same Sex, and “Multiplex” Parenting: Could this Be Our Reproductive Future?

A new Advanced Reproductive Technology called In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is giving the phrase “it takes a village” new meaning. It was developed out of the discovery that scientists can now use stems cells to create gametes, which can then be made into either sperm cells or egg cells. IVG ...

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The Age of the Open Source Family

The Age of the Open Source Family

When I was researching In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family, which is about the rising age of motherhood and all the new choices women and men are making when it comes to building family, I came across a surprising fact via the American Census. The nuclear family, ...

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The Scoop on Fertility Tests

The Scoop on Fertility Tests

An increasing number of women want to test their fertility, and it’s definitely a smart choice to make, even in your 20s. The market has responded by offering home fertility tests that make it much easier than going to the doctor’s office. First Response, for example, now makes a home ...

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Trying to Get Pregnant? Natural Fertility Enhancing Options

Trying to Get Pregnant? Natural Fertility Enhancing Options

When I was trying to get pregnant with my son at age 40, I knew I was facing a challenge. So I decided to get my body in the best shape I could through some natural fertility enhancing choices. I dramatically cut down drinking alcohol and coffee and went on a fertility diet, following the […]

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Dear Teacher and Preschool Community: How I Came Out as a DIY Mom

Dear Teacher and Preschool Community: How I Came Out as a DIY Mom

Dear Teacher, As we discussed on the phone, my child was conceived via donor insemination. I made the decision to have a child as a single mother by choice when I was 40. I figured I had the rest of my life to find love, but I didn’t have the rest of my life to […]

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