We are born with all the eggs we will have, or are we??

A new study being completed at Harvard, has found evidence that a young woman’s ovaries have rare stem cells that may be able to be used to produce new eggs.

You can read the full article here, http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-27/ovarian-stem-cells-make-human-eggs-in-possible-aid-to-fertility.html.

We have believed since birth that we are born with all the eggs we will ever have, the supply decreasing over the time that we age. Could this be a huge potential breakthrough for women struggling with infertility and those woman who’s age has played a factor in their fertility?

The research that was completed has to be confirmed first and then it would be years before the research/findings are verified. If the research is successful, sometime in the future we may be able to generate more eggs that could be used in IVF many years later for the female if needed.

We look forward to hearing more about the research in the future.

How Do You Make a Baby?

Not only is the kickstarter.com (http://www.kickstarter.com/) site an excellent advocate for creative projects to get funding, but there is a project in the works right now for a book about the non-traditional ways of “making a baby”.

The book, “What Makes a Baby”, is going to be for children from pre-school age+ about the non-traditional way that they may have been brought into this world, pretty cool huh?

The book is the brainchild of a gentleman out of Toronto, Canada, Cory Silverberg and the illustrator is Fiona Smyth.

To find out more information about the project, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1809291619/what-makes-a-baby.

With all the different ways people use to conceive now, it is great that someone has come up with a book to teach our children where they came from.

We look forward to seeing this on the shelves, let’s help get it there!

Finally a Male Fertility Test will Make its Way onto Shelves

A product that will begin to fill that large gap of space on the shelves for male fertility tests will soon make its debut, SpermCheck Fertility. The product is already available for sale on Walgreen’s and CVS online websites. There are dozens of fertility tests for women on the shelves, but none yet for male fertility. It is amazing that with 1/3 of infertility caused by male infertility that it took until now for a test for male fertility to hit shelves. Luckily, we will not have to wait much longer.

The at-home test claims to tell you within minutes if your sperm count is at what is considered normal.

http://www.spermcheck-fertility.com/

It is great to see that products available for use in the privacy of our homes are hitting more stores.