Egg Producing Stem Cells Found In Women May Offer Hope For Infertility

Egg producing stem cells found in mice have led to studies on humans to determine if women also produce these cells.

The research looks promising in humans and may offer hope to women struggling with infertility due to illness or age.

It was once thought that women are born with all of the eggs that they will ever produce but that theory is changing.

More studies need to be done to confirm stem cell findings and the implications that may derive from the discovery.

“Our current views of ovarian aging are incomplete. There’s much more to the story than simply the trickling away of a fixed pool of eggs,” said lead researcher Jonathan Tilly of Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, who has long hunted these cells in a series of controversial studies.

When Trying to Conceive, Facts Trump the Hype

Sometimes hardest, thing to accomplish is to assess a couple’s understanding of how the whole getting pregnant thing — naturally or otherwise — works.

Despite widespread sex education and increased public awareness of the issue of infertility, many people still don’t really get it; a study from New Zealand, for instance, showed that 74% of women presenting to a fertility clinic had inadequate fertility awareness.

Read here to learn about 8 fertility myths and how facing the facts can help you to conceive.

1. 40 is the new 30

2. There’s no rush

3. We have sex often enough

4. It’s gotta be me

5. All I need to do is relax

6. Fertility treatment means I’m going to end up like Octomom

7. I can’t afford IVF

8. Celebrities have babies using IVF in their 40s and 50s — I can too

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