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Julie Cini, spinal muscular atrophy disease carrier whose twin daughter died of the disease at one year old.

The benefits of pre-conception genetic testing

A new Australian company is offering pre-conception genetic testing for 145 diseases so couples can learn if they are unwitting carriers of disorders which may be passed on to their future babies.

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The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

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The man's role while trying to conceive

I honestly can think of nothing that kills the passion and excitement more than Excel intercourse. Thermometers, graphs and demands of performance put a lot of stress on everyone - including us men.

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The myth of the 12-month referral wait

It's now 2014. I thought I would have had a baby or at least be pregnant by now. But at least I'm now rounding the first corner, rather than still waiting to line-up at the start line.

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Discuss your thoughts of "I'm not done yet" with your partner.

When you want a baby but your partner doesn't

My husband and I have enough to disagree on. Whose turn is it to do the dishes? Big Brother or Masterchef? However lately it’s the decision of whether or not to have another baby that is causing the most trouble.

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"I declared with much gusto that I would always be up for it; it was the case of the kid in the candy store" ... Justin ...

A man's view of the TTC journey

His wife blogs regularly about their journey of trying to conceive, but this time it's Justin McCabe's turn to share how he feels about the monthly tests and their impact on their relationship.

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