ARTICLES RELATING TO INFERTILITY

WATCH: Sperm counts are falling, but there could be an answer to the 'semen crisis'

2019-09-19 20:45

While it's not a full-blown crisis, the mysterious drop in sperm counts is being tackled by sperm-tech startups.

Joburg mom gives birth to ‘miracle baby’ after a decade of trying

2019-06-17 13:00

“This one is going to go home.”

Bride upset over receiving a baby set as wedding gift while not pregnant

2019-05-17 17:39

Choosing a gift is sometimes a daunting task and, as a result, easy to get wrong.

SA woman who couldn't have babies makes moving documentary about infertile women

2019-03-01 17:01

Film maker Molatelo Mainetjie, who is now 43, was 30 years old when she found out that she would not be able to conceive naturally.

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"Infertility is a silent killer, just like cancer – it eats at your soul, as cancer eats at your body"

2018-09-10 09:32

Talischa Towsen wrote in to tell us about her struggle with infertility after relating to another reader's letter. "It feels like I'm failing," she writes. "Months have turned into years."

"The infertility journey is hell – there is no sugar coating it"

2018-08-23 15:26

Desperate to become a mom herself and waiting for her IVF appointment next month, one of our readers wrote to share her infertility story and all the emotions that come with the "long and lonely", and often hellish, journey.

Gabrielle Union on her infertility and adenomyosis diagnosis

2018-08-14 11:55

During a chat Wednesday at this year’s BlogHer conference in New York City, Gabrielle said a recent diagnosis could have been at the root cause of her infertility issues.

A reader admits to struggling with infertility: "Most days are a battle for me and I hate this part about myself"

2018-08-10 11:10

From the heartbreak of losing a baby to the jealousy of seeing others being able to conceive, a reader writes of her battle with infertility.

‘Infertile’ couple went from no babies to five in just two years – but there were moments they thought they'd lost them

2018-07-27 14:24

Mallory Jo Williams (27) and Michael Williams (30) felt like their dream of having a family was doomed.

 

42-year-old woman welcomes quintuplets after 18-year infertility battle

2019-07-02 13:08

“It is not easy to have five children at once." Successful IVF treatment has resulted in the birth of 5 healthy babies for Nigerian couple in their 40s.

Durban woman gives birth after 13-year conception agony, thanks to breakthrough procedure

2019-05-29 16:23

Ashlesha and Arun Raghubir had been trying to conceive for the past 13 years and were about to give up, when a new procedure resulted in the news they'd been longing for.

Ovarian cancer survivor defies the odds to give birth to a healthy boy

2019-04-05 12:53

She surprised everyone when she overcame the odds and fell pregnant with a baby boy last year.

Struggling to conceive? Here are your options

2019-01-29 17:49

From IVF to acupuncture, we've listed every option available to you if you're struggling to conceive, along with the contact details to fertility clinics around the country.

"IVF really is that hard. To every woman out there fighting this battle, I salute you"

2018-11-14 09:17

A reader wrote in anonymously, sharing her struggling with infertility and the physically and emotionally painful journey of IVF. But she shares her story hoping to remind women that they are not alone. "Be strong," she says, "I salute you."

"Am I still a man? Men can have kids": A reader shares his heartbreaking struggle with secondary infertility

2018-09-03 11:58

A reader wrote in anonymously to share his infertility struggle with us saying that, although he tries to be strong for his family, he often questions his worth. "Am I still a man? Men can have kids," he says. "What am I otherwise?"

8 reasons we may wrongly believe we’re infertile

2018-08-20 16:58

When you’ve been trying to fall pregnant for so long, you can’t help but wonder about the dreaded ‘I’ word: infertility. But the factors misleading us to believe we’re infertile may not necessarily be a case for medical intervention. In fact, it could simply be about understanding and listening to what our bodies are telling us.

A reader shares her infertility struggle: "It is beyond anything I have ever had to deal with and I have never felt more depleted and defeated"

2018-08-10 11:12

A reader wrote in to tell us about her struggle with infertility and trying to fall pregnant saying, quite frankly, "this process destroys who you were and leaves you with nothing but sadness, jealousy and anger".

"The guilt and anger, the praying and hoping... it's soul destroying" – a reader shares her struggle with infertility

2018-07-30 15:42

After publishing a story last week explaining why South Africans are choosing to have fewer children, one of our readers wrote in saying that she and her partner, and many other couples, simply don't have the choice.

A woman’s best friend helps her conceive by donating her eggs

2018-07-25 15:53

After struggling with infertility for almost a decade, a woman has finally conceived with the help of her best friend.

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