The Pros and Cons of Waiting to Become a Dad

Quick: what are some things worth waiting for in life? A beach sunrise and perfectly-poured Guinness fit the bill, we think. And what about the big stuff—like that dream job and well-planned retirement? Those are no-brainers. But waiting to become a dad at an older...

How Climate Change Impacts Male Fertility

Coastal flooding. Ocean reef erosion. Worsening food shortages and wildfires. These are just some of the dire predictions made in a recent report by the United Nations on the implications of climate change. But another study found that rising global temperatures could...

Infertility: Not Just a Woman’s Issue

When a couple struggles to have children, the woman’s ovaries automatically become the center of attention. The initial reaction is to examine her ovulation cycle and pick up a predictor kit. Though those are important steps in understanding fertility, they are only...

The Dangers of Older Dads

Older moms get the blame for genetic defects in offspring. Turns out aging dads may be an even bigger problem. by Anne Kingston on Friday, February 15, 2013 12:40pm SOURCE: MACLEANS.CA Recent news that artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel was having a baby with his...

Is Your Happiness Conditional on Pregnancy?

One of my biggest learnings happened in the middle of my infertility experience. Every month, my happiness became conditional on whether or not I was pregnant. I was like those women who live and die by the scale. If they lose weight, it’s a good day. If they...