Fertility

 

Fertility treatment

So what's the deal with donating eggs?

If you're interested in assisted conception or in becoming an egg donor, our sex columnist Jade Zwane has all the information you'd need.

Trying to conceive

How sleep and alcohol affects your chances of conception

Struggling to sleep may affect a woman’s chance of falling pregnant, new research has found.

Miscarriage

WATCH: Gabrielle Union and 11 other A-list celebrities who have opened up about their miscarriages

Gabrielle Union recently opened up about having had “eight or nine miscarriages”. We look back at some other big names who have also struggled with fertility and gone on to have beautiful babies.

Fertility treatment

Four babies in one year for British mom who struggled to conceive

"We couldn't believe it. It was a massive shock but we were obviously delighted."

Miscarriage

Shining the light on child loss with The Empty Project

Losing a child can be a lonely experience. This mom uses her photography to shed some light on the immense grief of child loss.

Trying to conceive

This app will help you find someone to have a baby with

This app helps you find someone to procreate with.

Fertility problems

‘I thought I could never have kids because of endometriosis – until I stopped trying’

Rechelle Heldsinger couldn’t believe her ears when the doctor told her that she was pregnant.

Fertility treatment

“My endometriosis led to me having a child via surrogacy”

Blogger Susann Deysel shares the journey to becoming a mother via surrogacy, after endometriosis left her infertile.

Fertility problems

"Since having my last child, my body has become a mess"

"I felt like I was ugly, scarred, and completely broken."

Fertility problems

A letter to the children I’ll never have

"Know that I really wanted to see you all grow inside of me."

Fertility treatment

‘I’m having my husband’s sister’s baby!’

Rachel is now 31 weeks pregnant with a little girl.

Fertility treatment

Can you choose your baby's gender?

If you could pick having a baby boy or girl - would you?

Fertility problems

How society puts pressure on women to have children

Have you been culturally shamed for not having children, or been the subject of gossip for not being able to fall pregnant?

Fertility treatment

Why donor-conceived children need to know their origins

In Australia, it's law that all kids born via egg or sperm donation has the right to know who the donor was. Should this legal in South Africa too?

Trying to conceive

Ovulation calculator: when am I fertile?

Are you trying to get pregnant? Get out your calendar and try our ovulation calculator and tips.

Fertility treatment

64-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to twins after IVF

After receiving fertility treatment in the US, a Spanish woman successfully gave birth to twins - a girl and a boy.

Fertility treatment

From "unexplained fertility" to 13 eggs and 2 babies

A mom of twin boys shares her and her husband's journey of fertility treatment – from being told they're infertile to going for IVF treatment.

Fertility problems

Infertility and why SA should redefine disability

South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.

Miscarriage

"I still cry for my babies"

Miscarriage can bring about a devastating period of confusion and depression, as this reader found out last year. But there's hope, she says.

Miscarriage

"No-one wanted to hear about my miscarriage"

A woman and mother tells us about the terrible isolation and loss she felt after her miscarriage - because society would not discuss the topic.

Trying to conceive

So you think you can parent?

Forget what any so-called experts have told you, if you can survive these 5 scenarios, you’re the stuff parents are made of!

Fertility problems

Chrissy Teigen: "I'll be a surrogate for Kim Kardashian!"

After Kim mentioned she's considering surrogacy for her third pregnancy, Chrissy made this bold statement in a recent interview.

Trying to conceive

Seven simple reasons to save your swimmers

Semen cryopreservation is not only for men battling cancer.

Trying to conceive

Have sex, in any position and often

Certain positions for sex, certain positions for after sex - scrap it all!

Fertility treatment

World's first baby born from 3-parent technique - report

The world's first baby has been born thanks to a controversial new technique employed by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, a report says.

Trying to conceive

Do you have to tell the dad you're having an abortion? The law says NO in SA

A celeb reveals her abortion story and we find out what the law has to say about it in SA.

Trying to conceive

Is this new fertility gadget a game changer?

Fertility monitor Daysy hailed as the 'Swiss watch' of natural birth control.

Trying to conceive

A new male contraceptive could help men bear the family planning burden

A safe, simple method with little side-effects, which is fully reversible too? Bring it on!
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