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NextHealth PHL

Philly-Area Mom Gives Birth After Receiving Uterus From Deceased Donor

Jennifer Gobrecht was 17 years old when she first learned she’d been born without a uterus, a fact that meant she would never be able […]

NextHealth PHL

The Top 5 Healthcare Stories of 2019

NextHealth PHL launched in May 2019, just days before the BIO International Convention brought nearly 20,000 healthcare professionals from around the world to Philadelphia. Six […]

NextHealth PHL

This New IVF Treatment Is a Cheaper Option for Infertility Patients

Andrea and Randy Missimer received a special gift for Christmas this year. After struggling with infertility for nearly two years, the couple learned they’ll soon […]

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Be Well Philly

Why Don’t We Talk About Male Infertility More?

Do me a favor and google “infertility.” If your search results look similar to what my husband and I each found, you’ll likely be seeing […]

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Be Well Philly

Why You Should Do Pelvic Floor Exercises — Besides Kegels — Even if You’re Not Pregnant Yet

Here’s a bit of Monday morning trivia for everyone: What do all of the following conditions have in common? The Sneeze Pee. When you sneeze […]

Be Well Philly

Introducing Cynthia Spitalny, the Podcast Host Who Wants to Talk More Openly About Fertility

I viscerally remember the moment when trying to have a baby and trying to work an intense job collided in my life. I was the […]


Penn Medicine Begins “Life-Changing” Uterine Transplant Program

Historically, there’s been no treatment available for women living with nonfunctioning uteruses, but in recent years, physicians have made breakthroughs with uterine transplants. And this […]

Be Well Philly

Q&A: Talking Infertility and Art With Fertility Acupuncturist Steve Mavros

Infertility is a pretty heavy subject, and heavy topics tend to get the hush-hush treatment when it comes to talking about them. But there’s one […]

Be Well Philly

“It Took Me Two Years to Get Pregnant”

Oh, hi Internet! It’s good to see you again. It’s been a few months since I’ve been around these parts, and it feels good — […]

Be Well Philly

Free Egg-Freezing Cocktail Parties Coming Up at Pub & Kitchen

Talk about your eggs and ovaries isn’t typically considered appropriate cocktail conversation, but in this case, go for it: On July 21st and and September […]

Be Well Philly

Which Matters More to Donor-Egg Recipients: Looks or IQ?

So you’re going shopping for a donor egg. What traits of the donor would be most important to you? A new study in the Journal […]

City Life

The Future of IVF: Designer Babies and Ultimate Soldiers

When Edward Snowden alerted the world to the United States government’s massive PRISM surveillance program, the subsequent ride up the bestseller lists for George Orwell’s […]

Be Well Philly

Want a Baby? Stay Away From the Internet

Quick: When should you have sex if you’re trying to get pregnant? Feel pretty sure about that answer? So did the 204 “infertile” women in […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: Male Birth Control Pill May Be Possible

•  Don’t go running off to the doctor just yet, but here’s some (awesome? interesting? crazy?) news: Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Baylor […]

City Life

Adoption Success Stories

HelpUsAdopt.orh helps two same-sex couples adopt children.