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Jennifer Aniston Is Trying In-Vitro Fertilization?!

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We know that Jennifer Aniston has expressed in the past that she wants kids, and now may finally be her time!

The actress is reportedly undergoing in-vitro fertilization to help put a big ole healthy baby in her belly, and some sources have even said that she definitely looks like she’s gained weight.

According to the reports, she wants to be full blown preggo by her 45th birthday on February 11th, and a source said:

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German Parliament Gives The OK To Genetically Test Embryos

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In a controversial move, the German Parliament has come to a decision on a debate that's been ongoing for a while: they have given the OK to genetically test embryos that are going to be used for in vitro fertilization!

This means that doctors can test the embryo for genetic disorders before they implant it into the womb, but on a case by case basis:

Under the law approved Thursday, an ethics commission will have to decide on a case-by-case basis whether couples can use the procedure.

A large minority of lawmakers had favored a total ban on the practice, with some saying even limited permission for genetic selection set a bad precedent.

"This is about variety: do we want to allow it in our society?" asked Katrin Goering-Eckardt of the opposition Greens, one of those advocating a ban.

That's an interesting thought about variety, but, not everyone is going to be allowed to do it. Only those that have an extreme history of defects:

"I am firmly convinced that we should not choose to close our eyes to how we can use modern medicine appropriately to support and help these long-suffering families."

We agree with that!

We'd be a little less for it if, say, everyone could do it on a whim or if it were required for those trying to get preggers. But it isn't, so we aren't.

Let's hope this helps some people out!

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Ellen DeGeneres, Film Producer!

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Aside from an executive producer position on 2000's If These Walls Could Talk 2, Ellen's previous film experience has been pretty much limited to acting and voice work.

Now, Ellen is ready to take on her first major producing role with Sing You Home, a film based on Jodi Picoult's best-selling novel, which "takes on the issues of in vitro fertilization, and gay rights."

Ellen will be producing this film along with Storyline partners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have been working on Broadway's How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, which opens on Sunday.

Sounds like a wonderful project, which tackles very important issues! We're proud of you for being brave enough to take on a film with such heavy subject matter, Ellen.

We wish U the best of luck!

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Infertile Women Hate Facebook

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Infertile Women Hate Facebook

STATUS UPDATE: Stop telling me about your stupid baby because I can't have one!

More and more infertile women are admitting that they are envious of Facebook updates from pregnant friends.

They describe the feeling after reading a post about a pregnancy or birth as, "getting punched in the gut".

In some cases, the envy triggers sadness or anger, causing them to "burst into tears"

Staffers at Shady Grove Fertility, a large provider of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, said more and more patients talk about Facebook envy during consultations. Sharon Covington, the center's director of psychological services, says in regards to her patients feelings:

"They understand their friends aren't trying to cause them harm, and they don't want to wish them ill will, but they end up feeling angry, resentful and jealous."

Facebook status updates in general seem to be a never-ending stream of "my life is better than yours" posts, so we completely understand where these women are coming from. Unfortunately, our only advice is to stay strong ladies! We feel for you!

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New IVF Test Increases Chance Of Having A Healthy Baby

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New IVF Test Increases Chance Of Having A Healthy Baby

A new In Vitro Fertilization test has been developed that increases a woman’s chance of having a baby, and it could significantly decrease the chance of couples having miscarriages or babies born with Down’s syndrome.

The screening checks embryos for chromosome abnormalities. The bad embryos are thrown away, and only those which stand the best chance of developing into a healthy foetus are implanted back into the womb.

It will also help women in their late 30s and early 40s who many times struggle to get pregnant. Trials have shown that up to 88 per cent of women receiving tested embryos give birth. Not only that, but the test has been so successful thus far that doctors expect it will be widely available within the next few years.

This is fabulous! Couples wanting a child will no longer have to worry as much about whether or not it will be born healthy!

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