Some Orthodox Jewish fertility specialists argue that Jewish law prevents IVF mix-ups from happening.
“I put my uterus really out on the internet for all to see!”
“My dream has come true. Hopefully, it will become even better when my husband is released.”
First time births to much older women make up just a fraction of all births in Israel. But they are on the rise.
Because of her genetic makeup, Sarah faced a series of hard choices when she decided to have children — but she was glad the choices were hers to make.
Growing up, I always dreamed of being a mom. It all seemed easy enough — until it wasn’t.
Despite a new study suggesting two-thirds of women undergoing I.V.F. will succeed by the sixth attempt, Amy Klein argues that when it comes to IVF, blind persistence does not pay off.
After six years of infertility, four rounds of IVF and a premature baby, Talia Liben Yarmush questions whether she should have a large family after all.
A few weeks ago I was at a Rosh Chodesh gathering, and as it often happens in a room filled with women, the conversation turned to families and babies. I began to feel pangs of jealousy immediately. I was jealous of the ease with which women who are married to (or in relationships with) men can have babies. When you’re in a loving and committed heterosexual relationship and both people decide they’re ready to have children, you simply slip into bed together. When you’re in a loving and committed gay relationship and both people decide they’re ready to have children, the next steps are far more complicated.
For American-Israeli women like me, having a baby means a trip to the U.S. Embassy. Once you are home from the hospital, and once your newborn?s Israeli birth certificate is granted and health care benefits are in order, you head to the embassy to apply for U.S. citizenship on behalf of your infant.