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Fertility Road Issue 14

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  • Fertility
  • April
  • Charlize
  • Sperm
  • Donation
  • Embryo
  • Eeva
  • Embryos
  • Detox
  • Reproductive

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F E R T I L I T Y R O A D N E W S , V I E W S & R E V I E W S CRUZ SISTERS CONCEIVE IT’S ALWAYS REFRESHING TO HEAR A CELEBRITY OPENLY discuss the use of fertility treatment, and the most recent is Penelope Cruz’s younger sister, Monica, 35, who has admitted to using a sperm donor to conceive. Initially the model and actress kept the pregnancy a secret, but realised that she could shine a positive light on becoming a single mum through sperm donation. Monica recently said “To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination, I want to tell my story, so I can share my thanks to all those anonymous men out there that have helped many women like me, to have a child.” Monica hopes to encourage women who have doubts about sperm donation to look to her for inspiration. Meanwhile her famous sibling Penelope, is also currently pregnant with her second child with fellow Spanish actor, Javier Bardem. EMBRYOLAB IVF COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED CONGRATULATIONS TO ZOE & IAIN GILFILLAN WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF OUR COMPETITION IN CONJUNCTION with Embryolab in Thessaloniki. Zoe and Iain Gilfillan will be jetting off to the sunny shores of Northern Greece, staying at the Hyatt Regency while undergoing a full round of IVF worth £5,000. Check in with us in a later issue of Fertility Road where we will catch up with the couple to see how things went. And for those of you who entered, remember that Embryolab are offering a fabulous 20% discount on all treatments in their clinic. PEOPLE QUIT SMOKING TO BOOST THEIR FERTILITY IF YOU’RE A SMOKER AND YOU FANCY STOPPING TO BOOST YOUR FERTILITY, OR EVEN improve your sex life, you are not alone. The benefits of leading a smoke free life are well know so we’re not here to preach but the results of a recent online survey makes for interesting and inspirational reading. QuitFullstop.co.uk surveyed 2,000 of its members (an even split of men and women) to find out why they wanted to pack up the habit. 40% of women stated that they wanted to stop for fears of long-term smoking having an effect on their skin and cause premature ageing. 25% of men said they had wanted to give up after having been diagnosed with some form of erectile dysfunction and more surprisingly 45% of women, and 10% of men said they want to quit because they were looking to start a family and wanted to be able to conceive naturally. 10 | WWW.FERTILITYROAD.COM | APRIL - MAY 2013

REALITY TV STARS ADOPTION JOY CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE AND PREIMPLANTATION DIAGNOSIS DR. JENNIFER ARNOLD AND BILL KLEIN, STARS OF THE US reality TV show The Little Couple recently shared their happy news with all their fans, that they are finally to be parents, having just adopted their first son, William from China, who ike his new parents, suffers from dwarfism “We are thrilled to announce that we have adopted a beautiful young boy from China,” the couple told People magazine in a statement. “We are so proud to welcome William to our family and look forward to bringing him home.” Last year, viewers watched as Jen and Bill began to explore the option of adoption after going through the heartbreak of their surrogate suffering a miscarriage. “My entire life, even before I met Bill, I always thought, ‘Oh, I’d love to adopt a child who is another little person, and Bill and I talked about it after we got married, and I think we both realised we both wanted the same thing.” The five seasons of their reality show have left their fans in no doubt that Jennifer and Bill will make wonderful parents. Are you looking for information on infertility or would you like to meet others on their path to parenthood, then become a fan and LIKE our Facebook page and join our community. VISIT AND LIKE US AT: FACEBOOK.COM/FERTILITYROADMAG WE ARE YOUR GUIDES ON THE WAY TO A COMPLETE FAMILY… An experienced team of Sanatorium REPROMEDA is ready to find a solution for the infertile couples or couples, who are able to conceive spontaneously but not to carry the healthy baby. • More than 14 years of experience with infertility treatment • Leading experts on diagnosis of genetic issues • Fast introduction of new scientifi c knowledge into practice • Almost no waiting time for treatment • Extend database of egg and sperm donors • Individual approach to each couple ČSN ISO 15189 ACCREDITED Learn more by visiting our website: ČSN EN ISO 9001 CERTIFIED www.repromeda.cz/en/ or contact us on: pkalackova@repromeda.cz

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