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Image: Paternity beyond the grave: a grandma's questA Moscow woman is attempting to continue the legacy of her dead son by producing grandchildren he will never see. But Russia’s surrogacy law, known as most liberal in Europe, is placing obstacles in the way.

Artyom was 19 when he died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an aggressive type of cancer.

Before chemotherapy, doctors suggested he freeze some of his sperm, in case the treatment led to infertility.

After he died, his mother Natalya knew there was still a chance to continue his genetic legacy. She decided to hire a surrogate mother to bear the embryo made from her son’s sperm and a donor’s egg. That was when she entered the murky waters of Russia’s surrogacy laws.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: A Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational SurrogacyA Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy
by Gail Dutton

-- Published in 1997, this book is a step-by-step guide to surrogate parenting.

It discusses finding and working with a surrogate, what a surrogate program provides, what to include in the contracts, recommended testing for potential surrogates, detailed costs for each item related to surrogacy, the medical procedure, medications and their side effects, embryo cryo-preservation, demographics of surrogates and surrogate couples and the effects of surrogacy upon children.

One chapter outlines the laws in U.S. states and in Israel, South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia. Jewish law also is discussed, along with the views of several Christian denominations and other religions regarding surrogacy.

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Image: Too old to be a mom?Oxford woman, 56, ready to deliver on promise to her husband.

Donna Broderick-Reich and her husband, J.R. Reich, are excited about the baby she will deliver in a few weeks.

She is 56 years old and conceived by having an egg from her daughter that was fertilized with her husband's sperm implanted.

She has six other children who are mostly adults.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Eat, Love, Get Pregnant: A Couple's Guide To Boosting Fertility and Having A Healthy Baby, by Karen Daniels. Publication Date: July 29, 2011Eat, Love, Get Pregnant: A Couple's Guide To Boosting Fertility and Having A Healthy Baby
by Karen Daniels

-- "A breakthrough revolutionary plan for getting pregnant fast, solving common fertility problems and having a healthy baby – this is NOT your average book on getting pregnant !"

Renowned fertility expert Dr. Niels Lauersen and women’s wellness expert Colette Bouchez help readers take charge of their fertility with a revolutionary new self-help plan designed to show couples how to work together to boost their conception odds, plan for a healthy pregnancy, and get pregnant faster – all without the use of expensive fertility treatments or medications.

Based on scientific research and tested on thousands of couples Eat-Love- GET PREGNANT is a simple yet revolutionary plan that provides the quintessential “missing link ” absent from most other fertility programs – namely, the importance of not only boosting both male and female fertility simultaneously, but bold new evidence showing how, when couples work together in certain special and unique ways, they can create a unified “fertility power boost” strong enough to take them from infertile to fertile in as little as three months

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Image: Dr Michael Kamrava performs an ultrasound on Nadya Suleman in 2006She was in her late 40's and wanted just one baby.

Now she's five months pregnant with quadruplets and hospitalized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

The woman in the latest case arrived recently at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles for unspecified treatment but was transferred last week to County-USC Medical Center because she lacks insurance.

Doctors placed her on bed rest until the birth of the babies, which could be two or three months from now.

The woman has three grown children from a previous marriage but wanted another child with her second husband, who is in his early 30s and doesn't have any children, sources said. She works as an apartment manager; her husband is a contractor.

She started fertility treatments seeking one baby, but after becoming pregnant with quadruplets, declined medical advice to reduce the number of fetuses, the sources said.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on LAtimes.com
Read more: Octuplets doctor has another patient expecting quadruplets
Originally posted on February 13, 2009.


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Fertility and Conception: A Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant, by Zita West. Publisher: DK ADULT; 1st edition (December 15, 2003)Fertility and Conception: A Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant
by Zita West

-- Aimed at couples that are planning to start a family, from those who have already experienced problems conceiving to those who have only recently decided to have a baby, Fertility and Conception is loaded with advice and up-to-date information on maximizing fertility.

Bridging the gap between conventional and complimentary treatments, the book offers a unique approach to fertility by offering "Plan A", a 4-week preconception program of diet and complimentary therapies, and "Plan B," which focuses on combining conventional treatments such as IVF, with complimentary treatments.

In clear, easy-to-understand prose, the author provides cutting-edge information on all the latest fertility tests and treatments, and offers advice on how to achieve healthy ovulation through diet, correct hormone balance, and reducing the effects of disorders that derail fertility.

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Image: Calgary Foothills hospital where the twins were born
CALGARY -- After more than 40 years of trying to get pregnant, a Calgary woman has given birth to twins at the age of 60.

Alberta Health Services officials confirmed Ranjit Hayer gave birth on Tuesday - making her one of the oldest women to deliver a baby in Canada - and that mother and children are in good condition.

"I always said there should be a baby," Hayer was quoted by CBC Radio yesterday.

"I had my heart set on it, I wanted a baby."

After 43 years of trying to get pregnant with her husband, which included surgery and three miscarriages, Hayer reportedly underwent in vitro fertilization last year in India using a donor egg before returning to Canada.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on SimcoeReformer.ca
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Originally posted on February, 2009.


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Image: Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome Infertility, by Angela C. Wu, Katherine Anttila, Betsy Brown. Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (September 5, 2006)Fertility Wisdom: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Overcome Infertility
by Angela C. Wu, Katherine Anttila, Betsy Brown

-- At Wu's Healing Center in San Francisco, miracles are happening.

Women and their partners come to the clinic--often from across the country-- to fulfill a passionately held yet fragile dream: to conceive and deliver the healthy baby that mainstream doctors have told them they cannot have.

Using traditional Chinese medical techniques, sometimes integrated with Western fertility treatments, Dr. Angela Wu is helping these couples experience the miracle of birth.

At a time when one in five U.S. couples is struggling with fertility problems, this practical and uplifting volume, filled with the inspirational stories of Dr. Wu's grateful patients, will be a godsend.

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Image: Jacqueline Gold, pregnant at 48
Jacqueline Gold likes to joke that she has lived her whole life "backwards".

At 48, at the peak of an enormously successful career – she is CEO of Gold Group International (which owns Ann Summers) and one of the most powerful women in British retailing – she is about to fulfill a dream that she put on hold as a young woman.

Finally, at an age when most women are approaching menopause, Jacqueline is settling into her first pregnancy.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Telegraph.co.uk
Read more: Jacqueline Gold: I'm just so lucky to be pregnant at 48
Originally posted on January 12, 2009.


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Image: IVF: A Patient's Guide, by Rebecca Matthews. Publisher: lulu.com (February 7, 2011)IVF: A Patient's Guide
by Rebecca Matthews

-- The perfect companion book for anyone considering or currently undergoing fertility treatment. Reduce your stress and improve your chance of success by arming yourself with the facts.

Written by a respected, caring and practicing expert in the field, not a patient!

Inside these pages you'll get answers to the most common questions, but even better, get answers to the critical questions that aren't asked often enough; some could even save the life of your baby.

Understand the most up-to-date, cutting edge techniques utilized in IVF and genetic testing.

See exactly what happens under the microscope. Learn how to choose the very best clinic and what, exactly, you should be asking your doctor. Follow specific case studies and hear from a variety of patients in their own words as well.

Packed with charts, tables, graphs and photos, this easy to navigate guide is the next best thing to having a best friend in the field of reproductive medicine.

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Image: Last-ditch works for new mum at 47
It took 11 years, but finally Fiona and Paul Lister have a baby of their own.

Izaak James Lister arrived on December 15, making Fiona, 47, one of the oldest first-time mums in the area.

After trying and failing to fall pregnant naturally for years since the age of 35, she turned to IVF.

Fiona and her husband went through all the standard tests to determine where the trouble was with their fertility.

The doctors couldn't find anything wrong, and we were told there was a non-specific fertility problem, she said.

After many failed attempts, Fiona had given up on ever having children.

With just two more vitrified embryos on ice five years after her previous attempt, it was now or never.

They had collected the eggs when I was 41, and after being frozen for five years Sydney IVF gave us four options - have them implanted, donate them to someone else, throw them away, or donate them to stem cell research, Fiona said. We thought we might as well use them, even though we had a one-in-1000 chance or less of being successful.

But it seems miracles do happen.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on NorthernStar.com.au
Read more: Last-ditch works for new mum at 47
Originally posted on December 22, 2008.


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Image: Pregnancy MiraclePregnancy Miracle
by Lisa Olsen

-- A 279-page, instantly downloadable e-book presenting a 5-step, sure-fire, 100% guaranteed, clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertility and your partner's infertility disorders and getting pregnant quickly, naturally and safely within 2-4 months without drugs, dangerous surgeries, side effects, or expensive infertility treatments.

It's probably the most powerful infertility reversal system ever developed, and currently the best-selling e-book of its kind on the entire Web!

Here's what the author Lisa Olson had to say about her incredible program:
After 14 years of trial, error and experimentation, I finally discovered the answer to infertility and developed a fool-proof system to getting pregnant the natural way - no drugs, or surgery necessary.

It took a lot of research to get to where I am today, to know exactly what works and what doesn't. Yes, after desperate trial and error, countless of useless treatments, disappointments and agony, a simple holistic system opened the door to my new and much brighter life of motherhood.

I was also excited to see that my other infertility related symptoms had diminished. After years of waiting I was finally free from Infertility! I have become a proud mother of two.

And now I'm finally revealing my secrets in this new 'encyclopedia' of pregnancy called, Pregnancy Miracle.

I will be your own personal coach, take you by the hand, and lead you through the lousy advice, hype and gimmicks... and directly to the sort of inner balance perfection that will end your battle with infertility forever and help you become a proud mother of your healthy children.

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Image: a hospital nursery in CalcuttaNEW DELHI (AFP) — An Indian woman has given birth to her first child at the age of 70 after receiving IVF treatment, newspapers reported her doctor as saying Monday.

Rajo Devi, who married 50 years ago, gave birth to a baby girl on November 28 (2008) after in vitro fertilisation, said Anurag Bishnoi, a doctor at the Hisar fertility centre in Haryana state.

Rajo Devi and (her husband) Bala Ram approached the centre for treatment and the embryo transfer was done on April 19, he told the Hindustan Times. Both the mother and child are in good health.

Bishnoi claimed Devi was the world's oldest mother.

Another 70-year-old Indian was reported to have given birth to twins via IVF in July this year, while a 66-year-old Spanish woman had twins in 2006.

Devi's husband, aged 72, had also wed his wife's sister after 10 years of his first marriage did not result in children. His second wife also failed to become pregnant.

It was not clear whose egg and sperm were used in the successful treatment.

IVF has revolutionized the way we look at infertility, said Bishnoi. Infertility is no longer a social taboo or a divine curse. It can be treated scientifically.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on GoogleNews.com
Read more: Indian woman gives birth aged 70: reports
Originally posted on December 7, 2008.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: Pregnancy MiraclePregnancy Miracle
by Lisa Olsen

-- A 279-page, instantly downloadable e-book presenting a 5-step, sure-fire, 100% guaranteed, clinically proven holistic and ancient Chinese system for permanently reversing your infertility and your partner's infertility disorders and getting pregnant quickly, naturally and safely within 2-4 months without drugs, dangerous surgeries, side effects, or expensive infertility treatments.

It's probably the most powerful infertility reversal system ever developed, and currently the best-selling e-book of its kind on the entire Web!

Here's what the author Lisa Olson had to say about her incredible program:
After 14 years of trial, error and experimentation, I finally discovered the answer to infertility and developed a fool-proof system to getting pregnant the natural way - no drugs, or surgery necessary.

It took a lot of research to get to where I am today, to know exactly what works and what doesn't. Yes, after desperate trial and error, countless of useless treatments, disappointments and agony, a simple holistic system opened the door to my new and much brighter life of motherhood.

I was also excited to see that my other infertility related symptoms had diminished. After years of waiting I was finally free from Infertility! I have become a proud mother of two.

And now I'm finally revealing my secrets in this new 'encyclopedia' of pregnancy called, Pregnancy Miracle.

I will be your own personal coach, take you by the hand, and lead you through the lousy advice, hype and gimmicks... and directly to the sort of inner balance perfection that will end your battle with infertility forever and help you become a proud mother of your healthy children.

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Image: Oops! babies pose challenge to parents and siblings
On Father's Day 2007, over pancakes at IHOP, Doris and Randy Worcester broke the news to their daughters, ages 15, 12 and 9 years old: their family was about to have a new addition.

No, it wasn't a new bathroom or bedroom or a new car, the girls discovered. Instead, in just about five months, they would have a new baby brother.

It was a stunning shock when we found out, Randy said. There was a nine-year gap there.

Randy and Doris had found themselves, at ages 45 and 44, the parents-to-be of an unplanned child, or what some refer to as an Accidental or Oops! baby.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on SalJournal.com
Read more: Oops! babies pose challenge to parents and siblings
Originally posted on November 9, 2008.


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Image: Test Tubes and Testosterone (Male Infertility), by Michael Saunders. Publisher: Nell James Publishers (May 6, 2011)Test Tubes and Testosterone (Male Infertility)
by Michael Saunders

-- What do you need to make a baby? A willing partner? A good sense of timing? Some wine maybe? A nice meal and some amorous music? Not always.

There are times when all the romance (and luck) just simply will not do.

In those times, what you need is a specimen pot, a heap of drugs, so many ultra-sound scans that your wife or partner begins to glow in the dark and an unfeasibly large amount of tea.

Providing a rare yet enlightening male perspective on the world of IVF, Test tubes and testosterone is one man's experience of infertility and the IVF journey he embarked on with his wife in order to start a family.

Told with humour, wit and insight, this book sheds light on issues that can be hard to discuss even with the closest of friends or relatives, making it a valuable book for anyone contemplating or going through IVF.

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Image: Fertility adviser Juliet Le Page
Fertility adviser Juliet Le Page, of Edinburgh, had her daughter Julia Kitty Rose by caesarean section last week, a sister to her son Rafe who was born in 2006.

Like most childless women approaching 50, Juliet Le Page thought she was too old to become a mother. She had always concentrated on her career and, as she entered her late forties, had almost given up hope.

But after having her second child last week, Mrs Le Page officially became the oldest woman in Scotland to give birth – aged 50 and one day.

I'm absolutely thrilled and tremendously happy, she said as she cradled tiny Julia Kitty Rose, who had been born following a Caesarean section.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Scotsman.com
Read more: Joy of Scotland's oldest mother, aged 50
Originally posted on November 27, 2008.


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Image: What to Do When the Doctor Says It's Endometriosis: Everything You Need to Know to Stop the Pain and Heal Your Fertility, by Thomas L Lyons, Cheryl Kimball. Publisher: Fair Winds Press (November 1, 2003)What to Do When the Doctor Says It's Endometriosis: Everything You Need to Know to Stop the Pain and Heal Your Fertility
by Thomas L Lyons, Cheryl Kimball

-- Endometriosis can disrupt women's lives. It is responsible for chronic, sometimes crippling pain, hundreds of thousands of missed work hours, and in its most extreme cases, infertility.

There is hope! Thomas L. Lyons, M.D., whose philosophy is to "treat the patient, not the disease," has developed leading edge surgical techniques to address endometriosis.

Dr. Lyons demystifies this puzzling disease, covering issues from fertility to dietary concerns, alternative treatments to surgical options but the main focus is on the key issue of pain management for this potentially debilitating disease.

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