Experts answer your questions on donor conception and IVF

2019-06-25 14:14

From same sex couples looking to start a family to telling children they’re donor-conceived, this article may prove yourself to those thinking about donor conception and IVF.

Plot twist: When trying to conceive, dad's age matters too

2019-04-16 09:17

It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family. Studies reveal that men show a 50% lower chance of conceiving after a year of trying at age 35, compared with men younger than 25. Plus, older age in fathers is linked with a variety of health conditions affecting their offspring.

We know what you did last summer – top months South Africans are making babies!

2018-09-19 11:57

We know exactly when South Africans are conceiving and we've kind of figured out why too...

Here's what science says about how you can conceive a boy or girl

2018-08-03 12:43

We came across a study titled, 'More sex during South Africa’s World Cup meant more boys nine months on'. Curious about the science behind it all, we decided to dig deeper and found out why this should be, and how you can actually follow particular methods to conceive a boy or girl.

Designer babies: Can you choose your baby's gender?

2017-04-12 11:37

If you could pick having a baby boy or girl - would you? Designer babies is a hot topic, but in South Africa it's mostly illegal.

Alternative TTC treatments

2014-10-02 08:10

When you've tried everything and you're still not pregnant these treatments might be the answer.

Shifting your aura of infertility

2013-07-24 11:10

Can the ancient Japanese art of Reiki help women cope with infertility?

Men in kilts ‘more fertile’

2013-04-19 10:12

Wearing a kilt helps to keep sperm cooler and healthier.

‘Why I wrote Making Finn’

2013-02-06 15:16

Local author speaks to Parent24 of her moving and unusual journey to parenthood

Starting over

2012-03-30 12:13

Trying to conceive after a miscarriage is not as easy as you’re led to believe.

 

How men’s damaged sperm could play a significant role in recurrent miscarriage

2019-06-20 07:49

Recurrent miscarriage is typically defined as the loss of three or more pregnancies in a row. As the mother carries the pregnancy, the traditional belief has been that the underlying cause of miscarriage resides with her. But the quality of a father’s sperm plays a significant role too.

WATCH: Could stressing about getting pregnant be the reason you’re not getting pregnant?

2018-10-01 16:10

When you've been trying to conceive for a while, the sheer frustration and stress of it all can leave you feeling so utterly exhausted without any will to keep trying. But it also delays the release of reproductive hormones that tell your body when it's time to ovulate.

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.

‘I deserved to miscarry’ (No you didn't)

2018-04-23 13:33

Some women feel they are responsible for the end of their pregnancies.

What pill should every woman take?

2014-10-28 12:34

If you’ve got ovaries, read on and find out what you could be missing.

Get a check on your fertility

2014-07-16 14:10

Before you try to conceive, getting your fertility checked out might be a good idea.

Acupuncture: The infertility cure?

2013-06-18 09:54

All it takes to fall pregnant could be one little prick, suggests Tamsin Oxford.

TV kills sperm!

2013-02-07 10:42

3 hours of TV a day could cut male fertility in half.

I hate your baby!

2012-10-11 11:46

Seeing someone else pregnant can be a real kick in the teeth.

“I can’t love you- I don’t want kids”

2012-03-09 12:38

The “kids issue” comes between many loving couples, even famous ones.

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