| Oct 9, 2013
Becca and Steve Goering and Virginia Fetzer are expecting.
Fetzer, a Mundelein mother of two, expects to give birth to a boy at Highland Park Hospital on Jan. 29, and the Goerings, a Chicago couple, expect to bring that baby, their biological son, home....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:45 PM
St. Luke's Hospital doctors and nurses helped deliver the Fischer quintuplets 50 years ago, but that opportunity would never exist today.
"At least not intentionally," said Dr. Tage Born, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at Avera St. Luke's....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Many people have wondered what kind of health care still will be available at Hoag after its recent affiliation with the Catholic organization St. Joseph Health System.
The questions focus on women's reproductive services and on end-of-life decisions,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Is it just my imagination, or is the Newport Beach City Council a little duplicitous? First they attack local businesses, mooring owners and waterfront residents by punitively raising taxes for their "exclusive" use of public lands and because the city...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:05 PM
When Whitney Watts of Columbia agreed to bear twins on behalf of an infertile Boston couple two years ago, she entered a murky area of Maryland law.
Nothing forbade her from signing a contract to carry babies conceived through in vitro fertilization and...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:17 PM
A number of factors can create difficulty in a couple’s efforts to conceive. In general, though, the causes of infertility can be broken down into several categories. In many cases, identifying the problem doesn’t take long. Once that is done,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:51 PM
On a bright morning in San Francisco, Holly Finn sits in a parking lot, her car swaying in the wind. Avoiding eye contact with passers-by, Finn shoots up.
She shoots up hormones.
Leuprolide Acetate, to be exact.
"To prep my body for embryo transfer,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:30 AM
| May 12, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Leah Campbell's life has been quite the emotional roller coaster. When she was 25 years old, she decided to start a new life in Alaska. She wanted to start a family, so she drove up solo from San Diego. Doctors told her she'd be able to have children, but...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Kandis and Daniel Tubb spent hours analyzing the ultrasound pictures, straining to see traces of each other in their unborn son's features.
Daniel said his sweet little button nose came from Kandis. And Kandis thought almost everything else looked like...