There is no place for a regulatory state in unassisted reproductive coupling. Thus older men have long enjoyed the liberty to procreate with younger women. But doctors, lawyers and counsellors aid in the begetting of children born of assisted reproduction. There is some latitude for them to query whether they can abide their role in bringing a child into the world whose small house may lie in ruins before the age of comprehension. A responsible

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When CFC’s staff are speaking to those who are not familiar with the details of surrogacy, many are often surprised to learn that typical intended parents are quite “regular folk” as the headlines coming from Hollywood suggest that surrogacy is a privilege and only an option to benefit the rich and famous. In other words, those that are “too posh to push”. In fact surrogacy can be an option to just about all intended parents

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Quebec’s assisted procreation program should be restricted to couples with medical infertility problems rather than offered like “an open bar” to anyone who wants a baby, says the head of the province’s medical specialists. One month after the provincial Health Department ordered public consultations to review its popular three-year-old government-subsidized invitro fertilization program, Quebec medical specialists, gynecologists and pediatricians weighed in Wednesday with a call for stricter criteria and guidelines, and including age limits. To

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Having a Scottish background, and an eye for men in a kilt, I found this article to be great news…KILTS FOR ALL!  It turns out that those burly, kilt-clad, Scottish hammer throwers may be appealing to women on an instinctual and reproductive level, as well as purely aesthetics. Researchers at Erasmus University in Rotterdam discovered that the wearing of pants, which generally constricts male genitals, decreases sperm production; by contrast, the wearing of a kilt facilitates air

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Pinpointing men with 2 specific variations in genes encoding for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and its receptor (FSHR) may lead to targeted therapy of male infertility with FSH, say German researchers. Reporting the findings at the 2013 European Congress on Endocrinology last week, Joerg Gromoll, PhD, from the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Muenster, Germany, said the combinatory effect of these variants in the hormone and its receptor is “an unparalleled example in endocrinology.” To read the full article

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Recently, British Columbia adopted a more simplified law. Parentage is passed to intended parents if there is a preconception written agreement between them and the surrogate mother, she consents post-birth to surrender, and they assume responsibility for the child. To see the article written by Karen Busby, a professor of law and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba; please visit the following link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/manitoba-could-follow-bc-on-surrogacy-issue-206734861.html

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Canadian Fertility Consultants – Recently, British Columbia adopted a more simplified law. Parentage is passed to intended parents if there is a preconception written agreement between them and the surrogate mother, she consents post-birth to surrender, and they assume responsibility for the child. To see the article written by Karen Busby, a professor of law and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba; please visit the following link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/manitoba-could-follow-bc-on-surrogacy-issue-206734861.html

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In this day and age of message boards, Facebook, Twitter and text messages, support can be found just about everywhere! It helps to know what everyone is talking about and more importantly how to communicate. Tonya Wertman shares her list of the top sites to visit. To read her full article posted on SHE KNOWS PARENTING please visit the following link: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/988633/infertility-support-groups-and-acronyms

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It wasn’t until I was pregnant that I craved lying on my stomach more than anything. Lucky to be living in Venice, Calif., I was able to . . . 1. Go to the beach. 2. Dig a hole in the sand. 3. Put my belly in the hole, and . . . 4. Luxuriously stretch my back. Ah…. Whether it’s burying your belly at the beach or indulging in some strange snacks, every pregnant

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Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring motherhood but for one in six Canadian couples facing the emotional and financial burden of infertility, it can be an unbearable day. A new survey released today shows there is a great deal in common between today’s mothers and those who have struggled with infertility, including the age at which they wanted to have children and the age at which they actively began trying to conceive. Mothers also have similar

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