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Acupuncture can help couples fighting against infertility

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 10 per cent of women suffer from infertility. More and more of them are turning to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in-vitro fertilization and artificial intrauterine insemination

ECSM | 25.07.2019 | 174 | 0
18 year-old girl became pregnant from a Facebook sperm donor

When Ann Barter was celebrating her 18th birthday and blew out the candles on her birthday cake, she wasn’t dancing and drinking with pals. Instead, she surfing the Facebook for sperm donors. Obsessed with becoming a mum, single Ann did not want to waste time going on dates and waiting for Mr. Right

ECSM | 05.07.2019 | 262 | 0
Too fat to get pregnant

In 2013 Gina Balzano for the first time in her life was told that she was too fat to become pregnant. She was 32, weighed 144 kilograms and had been trying to get pregnant since her marriage with Nick a couple of years back. She didn’t have any of the health conditions often associated with obesity

ECSM | 27.06.2019 | 212 | 0
The unknown father.

German parents of surrogate children prefer anonymous sperm donors. However, the anonymity of sperm donors is contrary to German law, which prohibits anonymous donation of germ cells. True, this law applies only to the practice of fertility, and not to the use of donor genetic material in private

ECSM | 05.06.2019 | 264 | 0
Revelations of a politician as a surrogate: ‘I had no bond with the baby, which was fantastic’.

A local election candidate has spoken candidly about her recent experience as a surrogate for her friends and about her relief that she didn’t feel a bond with the child following his birth. Westmeath-based Fine Gael candidate Becky Loftus Dore, who is a mother of four, gave birth late last month to a baby boy who was conceived through IVF

ECSM | 24.05.2019 | 283 | 0
Confession of one traditional surrogate

American Lindsay Curtis was 23 years old when she first became a surrogate. It was not just a gestational carrier, but surrogacy in the traditional sense of pregnancy

ECSM | 10.05.2019 | 285 | 0
Family Formula: five children in 13 years, four - in 13 months

Tracy Park, 43, and her husband Peter, 42, welcome their first child Hunter, now 12, in October 2006 after conceiving him naturally when Tracy was 30. The couple waited to have anymore children because they were focused on work

ECSM | 18.04.2019 | 303 | 0
The day I gave the gift of motherhood to another

This diary is reminiscences. Claire Kelly, 39, from Glenrothes, recalls her surrogacy journey and the day she gave up the baby she had been carrying for nine months.  His tiny pink face scrunches up against the world as he belts out his first cry

ECSM | 10.04.2019 | 221 | 0
Surrogates. Sex before and after IVF treatment

From the point a perfect surrogate match is made to the birth of a healthy baby you will have many questions during the surrogacy process. This is why you need a leading surrogacy agency guiding you through the entire process

ECSM | 04.04.2019 | 253 | 0
The story of the womb

Aprill Lane suffered through years of infertility struggles in the process of becoming a mom to five kids, ages 7 and under. Late last year, Lane, 39, donated her own uterus so that another woman could have the ability to conceive and carry a child

ECSM | 28.03.2019 | 264 | 0
How to become a father for 80,000 pounds

A HIV-positive British man has become the father of twin girls to a surrogate. Pleasure cost him £ 80,000. However, this story is not so simple as it might seem at first glance. 47-year-old HIV-infected Antonio Marsocci dreamed of becoming a father, despite the small risk that his children could be born with a virus

ECSM | 22.03.2019 | 416 | 0
If I had children, I would tell them how much I loved their mother

It took less than eight weeks for Ric De Castro to propose to his wife Susanna after first meeting her in 1996. "I was working and I saw her across the room and just saw her smile. For me, it was love at first sight. We got engaged very quickly because I knew I was onto a good thing

ECSM | 19.03.2019 | 295 | 0