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How to have a baby when it's not so simple

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, August 17, 2008 | 1 comments

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Pamela Madsen had four rounds of in-vitro fertilization before her sons Spencer, left, and Tyler, were conceived.In this article from CNN, one woman offers helpful advice for couples who are trying to get pregnant. Pamela Madsens says it took teams of doctors, drugs, and fertility treatments before she could conceive each of her two sons, but she has a few easy tips that she believes may help other infertile couples. Her advice includes pointers on how to speed up a referral to a fertility clinic, how to pick the right doctor, and tips on getting the support you need from your spouse.

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Expert: 40 percent of infertility is due to something wrong with the man
Meeting a "cycle buddy" at a clinic or online can be helpful
Women under 35 should try for a year before proceeding with fertility treatments
Women over 35 should wait no longer than six months before getting help

(CNN) UPDATED 08/07/2008
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  1. roberta says:

    Thanks for posting on trying to have a baby, for some its not that easy to get pregnant.

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