Conceptual Options Fertility & Surrogacy News: China’s Rising Infertility Furthers Population Crisis & Illegal Surrogacy
The continuing decline in fertility rates in China, which are the highest in the world, are fueling an illegal surrogacy industry in China, according to Shanghai’s China Business News. In fact, the infertility rate in the country has reached an all-time high in 2015. Statistics have shown that the 1-3 percent rate of infertility in the 1970s has skyrocketed to 10 percent today, even reaching 18 percent in some areas.
According to Yibada, the causes for this decline in fertility include the widespread use of toxic pesticides in crops; severe air, water and soil pollution; the recent trend of marrying much later in life; and, the high abortion rate in the country. The result? Couples finding surrogates in China to carry a baby for them.
However, all of these studies have not changed the government’s stance on illegal surrogacy, as Shanghai’s China Business News reports, a crackdown has been instigated this month with the aim to stop the problem of illegal surrogacy altogether.
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Conceptual Options IVF & Surrogacy News: Sofia Vergara and the Great Embryo Debate
Apparently, Sophia Vergara from the show Modern Families is now being sued by her ex-fiancee, Nick Loeb, over the disposition of their remaining two frozen embryos.
According to CNN,
She’s one of the hottest and most successful Latinas in Hollywood, but now Sofia Vergara is playing defense in a legal battle initiated by her ex-fiance: He wants to keep the two frozen embryos from their relationship, both female…
Loeb is suing the Colombian-born actress in Los Angeles to prevent Vergara from destroying their two embryos conceived through in vitro fertilization in November 2013, according to published reports by New York Daily News and In Touch magazine.
The lawsuit cited by the two publications, however, lists the plaintiff as “Joe Doe” and the defendant as “Jane Doe.” The suit doesn’t identify the names of the actual litigants.
According to the legal paperwork, the ex-couple had already used two surrogate mothers, one being a close friend of Jane Doe’s, in an attempt to have children.
However, neither of the implantations was successful….
Owen says the lawsuit reportedly filed by Loeb will now open new issues, and a California court will have to decide to whom the embryos belong.
“These embryos are not inside her body,” he said. “They are in a nitrogen tank in a clinic in Beverly Hills, so there the Planned Parenthood of Central Missouri vs. Danforth case cannot be used by the Sofia Vergara team to allege that the (embryos) would present some danger to her health as they did in that case.”
Read more here about Sofia Vergara and the Great Embryo Debate.
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Conceptual Options Surrogacy & Fertility News: Egg Freezing – a Dilemma or a Gift?
Egg freezing certainly seems like an option for many women who want to put off their child bearing years while they further their career – which is why we have seen some big companies offering that as a benefit to their employees, like Facebook and Apple.
However, is egg freezing the wonder drug of sorts to extend our fertility? We found this interesting article on Nautilus entitled Why Egg Freezing is an Impossible Choice, and we thought you would enjoy.
Last fall, I went to an egg freezing cocktail hour. The downstairs bar of the glossy SoHo hotel was thronged with women in heels and sleek business attire. Club music thumped, cameras flashed, and I narrowly missed being hit by a videographer angling a tripod over the crowd. The evening was hosted by Eggbanxx, a startup that sells financing for egg freezing, framed as fertility insurance for the forward-thinking urban professional woman.
At the bar, where they were serving up free “Banxxtini” cocktails, I spoke with a 27-year-old who was “95 percent sure” she would freeze her eggs and a 36-year-old data scientist who claimed to be “skeptical.” Together, we filed into a screening room adjoining the bar, where three New York-area endocrinologists lectured us on a new technique that, they claimed, could freeze our reproductive chances in time. Female fertility declines sharply at 37, due to a decline in the quantity and quality of eggs. But when women use fresh eggs from a young donor in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle—a process in which fresh eggs are harvested from the donor, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus—live birth rates rise across ages to 56 percent.1 Now, thanks to a new freezing technology, women could become their own future egg donors, rather than relying on the fresh eggs of another, younger donor. “It’s good to be empowered as a woman,” beamed Janelle Luk, a doctor at Neway Fertility.
Read more here about Why Egg Freezing is an Impossible Choice.
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Conceptual Options Surrogacy Agency News: Three Parent Embryos & IVF
The UK Government is re-considering the implementation of legislation that will effectively legalize “Three-Parent Embryos,” which otherwise known as mitochondrial donation. In this process the woman’s egg is effectively merged with that of an egg donor prior to insemination by the man’s sperm.
It is important to note that the legislature specifically wants to permit this process for use only by women who have proven mitochondrial defects, so that any mutation isn’t passed to their children.
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Future of the Uterus & Bioengineered Wombs – the end of Surrogacy?
Did you know that women are helping women by transplanting their healthy uterus into another women so they can have the chance at having a child. Even though after receiving the uterus the women would have to go through IVF to implant their baby.
I found this article about how a mother helped her daughter achieve the miracle of becoming a mother by doing a uterus transplant. And in September 2014 she was able to give birth to her first son. This was the first ever birth from a transplanted uterus. This study was conducted by Mats Brannstrom a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the university of Gothenburg in Sweden.
I highly doubt that this is the end of surrogacy, but it certainly opens more options for women having trouble conceiving.
Read more here about Bioengineered Wombs.
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Conceptual Options Surrogacy Agency Fertility News: 7 Gadgets & Apps to Improve your Fertility
The increasing number of fertility products and apps that have hit the market in recent years are helping women get healthy, optimize their fertility, and become more aware of their cycles, which is one of the biggest obstacles in treating infertility, according to Aimee Raupp, a licensed acupuncturist, women’s health and fertility expert and author of “Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: How to Improve Your Fertility Now & Into Your 40s.”
Apps include Wink, Ovia Fertility, Daysy, KNOWHEN, Glow, ONDO Basal Thermometer, & Clue
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Information courtesy of Julie Revelant, wh0 is a freelance writer and copywriter specializing in parenting, health, healthcare, nutrition, food and women’s issues. She’s also a mom of two. Learn more about Julie at revelantwriting.com.
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Conceptual Options Surrogacy News: The Face of Surrogacy Today
Great blog post written by the CEO of Conceptual Options, Dr. Saira Jhutty, on her new FertilityNews411 blog regarding the real face of surrogacy.
Deciding to use a surrogate to build your family is the hardest part. Once you decide, you need to start doing your research. Find an agency that you feel comfortable with, ask yourself what type of relationship do you want with your surrogate, what type of experience are you looking for – do you want to be fully involved or do you want to take a hands off approach? And understand that the process is costly. Agency fees, surrogate compensation, psychological evaluation fee, health insurance, IVF costs, attorney fees, court fees.. they all add up. So be prepared.
Preparation, education, and becoming informed is our motto at Conceptual Options, Partnering with you for Parenthood.
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Conceptual Options Fertility News: Jaime King Opens Up About Fertility Struggles, Five Miscarriages
We absolutely love it when celebrities open up about their own fertility struggles. It helps us all speak more about it and understand that we are not alone.
Putting a face to fertility issues, Jaime King took to Instagram on Friday, July 25, to explain in detail the painful lengths she went to in order to get pregnant with her son James, now 9 months.
“For all the women out there who think they are alone in this #youarenotalone #ihavetobebravetosupportothers #realtalkhatterrifiesus,” she captioned a picture of a long note.
In the note, King, 35, revealed that she spent eight years struggling before giving birth to James.
“8 yrs of pain & undiagnosed PSOC [Polycystic ovary syndrom] & Endometriosis,” she said. “5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF [In vitro fertilization], 26 IUIs [Intrauterine insemination], most with no outcome, 4-1/2 years of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labor, early delivery b/c of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home.”
The lengthy description inspired many of King’s followers to share their own stories in the post’s comment section and to thank and praise her for her honesty.
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Conceptual Options Fertility News: Dealing with Emotions of Infertility for Intended Mothers
Growing up, most people picture meeting someone, falling in love, getting married then having children together. It sounds easy enough, but as we know nowadays it’s hard enough to find that special someone that we want to start a family with. So we find them, the last thing we want to do is struggle to have a family.
When we look around, people seem to be having children left and right but it just isn’t that easy for everyone. Infertility can cause a lot of stress in a relationship and depression amongst other things within yourself.
This article will shine light on your situation and help you decide if you should seek outside help for your infertility issues and the struggles that coincide with it.
Read more here on dealing with emotions of infertility for Intended Mothers
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Daily Health News from Conceptual Options Surrogacy Agency: Fight or Flight: Taking Control of Your Stress
How often do you fell stressed? In our society it is extremely common to hear people complaining about stress. It seems that if you are not stressed, you must be lazy or not accomplishing enough. If you really think about stress and dissect it, it is simply fear. Fear that we won’t make the deadline, fear we will do something wrong, fear we don’t have enough money, and fear we will fail. The good thing about stress is it ignites our fight or flight response to save us from potential harm. The bad thing about stress is that it lowers our body’s natural defense mechanism. If we are stressed all the time, our body is susceptible to cancer, disease, and other toxins.
Fortunately there is a multitude of ways to help ease your fears and therefore reducing stress. One way is to retrain your brain to react in a new way and to stay present in the moment instead of worrying about an imagined future or a remembered past.
Read this article to learn more and find out ways to combat stress, especially since stress can also affect our fertility, whether an Intended Mother or a Surrogate.
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