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    One of the things that happens when women are faced with infertility is they go to a fertility doctor who sometimes wants to get to the in vitro fertilization part right away. Sure, they try the Clomid, the Gonal-F, the IUI, and then the big guns come out. IVF. Sometimes faster than necessary. But when you are working against the clock, have a couple who really wants to have a baby, and insurance costs, that's what happens. IVF. The three letters that can instantly make a woman feel less than she should. Infertility makes us uncomfortable. It should be as easy as wanting to conceive a child and then it happens. But anyone who has faced any kind of fertility issue knows that just isn't the case. All the "fun" that comes along with making a baby gets replaced by stress, numerous doctor's visits, and expensive treatments.

    But now the frequency of IVF is being questioned by the medical community.

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    My wife and I constantly get asked when our two-year-old daughter can expect a baby brother or sister. New friends are the most curious. But even strangers are guilty -- especially friends of my younger sister, whose four-strong brood barely squeezes into a single SUV. "So...," they begin, due to the lack of natural segues into entirely inappropriate questions. Having the responsibly of keeping one child alive is only fooling around, according to these people, so isn't it time we got serious already?

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    NopeOh Jennifer Aniston, are you ever NOT rumored to be pregnant? We're not sure we'll actually see Jen sport a real-live baby bump, but the way you hear it, you'd think she had 12 kids by now. She's not the only one, though. These other 6 celebs were also rumored to be pregnant in 2013. We're still holding out hope for some of them, but as of this writing, it ain't official yet.

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    A 37-year-old woman from Brazil made headlines this week when doctors performed an emergency C-section on her only to realize she was not pregnant. The woman believed she was 41 weeks pregnant and was admitted to a hospital after complaining about abdominal pain. Not sure if her doctors gave her a sonogram or why they wouldn't after failing to detect a heartbeat, but they reportedly decided to perform a Cesarean because she looked pregnant and was experiencing some pregnancy symptoms, like nausea.

    This story sounds fishy, but the woman's actual condition isn't as odd as you may think. Docs say she had a "phantom" pregnancy, which is when women are so thoroughly convinced they are pregnant that they actually experience bodily changes that resemble those felt during pregnancy. 

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    Are you sitting down? We have epic Teen Mom news. You know how we've been wondering if Jenelle Evans is pregnant -- what with the weight gain and everything? Well, she is. Multiple sources tell In Touch that Jenelle Evans is indeed pregnant -- she's expecting her second child, and Nathan Griffith is the father.

    Oh. My. God. You guys. I just ... I need a moment. WHAT IN SAM HELL IS THAT GIRL THINKING?!?

    Deep breath. 'Mkay, I'm going to be professional about this and give you a few quotes from her friends explaining how Jenelle is feeling about being an unwed teen mom for the second time.

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    Guess who's feeling broody now? We hear Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have babies on the brain. And Mila has something very specific in mind: A source tells Radar Online that Mila "definitely wants children with Ashton and wants to raise them in her Jewish religion." Fortunately Ashton is just as excited about the idea of raising his children in the Jewish faith, even if he never converts.

    Well great, both parents are in agreement. That helps! No one wants to grow up listening to their parents argue over how they're being raised, especially since Mila plans to hand her babies over to her family. Wait -- she what? Is Ashton on board with that, too?

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    What's the ideal age to start your family? Gallup asked 5,100 people this question, and the average turned out to be: 25 is the best age for women to have their first baby. This was a total jaw-dropper for a lot of us college-educated, big-city-living, media-working career ladies. Just looking around the Internet, there was a collective WTF?!? over the results of this poll. Just speaking for myself, I always thought I should be at least 30, maybe older. But it turns out, 25 is the average age American women have their first baby anyway (44 percent of you), so this will not be shocking news for the vast majority of women.

    So that got me wondering -- what do my friends and colleagues think? I took my own informal poll to find out what they think the ideal age for your first baby is, and at what age they actually did have that first baby. I was floored by the variety of responses.

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    It's time we introduce a new trope in celeb interviews: The pregnancy non-announcement announcement. That's when a celeb won't say she's pregnant, but she also won't say she's not NOT pregnant. This usually means she's about six to ten weeks along and if you'll all just shut up and quit asking you'll get her official announcement in a couple weeks. Exhibit A: Kelly Clarkson saying "We are not announcing anything right now!" when Jay Leno asked her, point blank, if she's pregnant. Yup, I'd say she's around eight weeks along.

    Kelly and her husband, Brandon Blackstock are definitely trying, that's for sure. "Like rabbits," Kelly said, conjuring images in our minds we'd probably all rather not have. Kelly says they want a baby "like now! Practice makes perfect!" Jay! Please stop making Kelly Clarkson talk about her sex life. 

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    Chelsea Clinton is, in my eyes, a superwoman. Despite growing up under serious media scrutiny -- anyone remember when reporters basically called her ugly at age 13? -- and enduring crazy hurtful comments about her dad's loyalty to his family, she kept her head and became a successful lawyer. She also seems like a hell of a nice woman. So I'm totally rooting for her as she announces to the world that 2014 will be the year Chelsea and hubby Marc Mezvinsky get pregnant and make Bill and Hillary proud grandparents. She actually said in an interview that they are going to make 2014 the "Year of the Baby." 

    But I'm worried here, guys, because I can't help but feel Chelsea is crazy for announcing her birth plans before she's even preggers

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    I feel like I was writing about the birth of Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler's baby Camden just the other day, but he's already a year old. And for these two parents that means it's time to get busy making Camden a sibling. Kristen Cavallari says they're working on baby number two now. Well, not right now right now. Actually, for all we know, they may very well be doing what needs to be done at this very moment... okay, never mind. We don't need that level of detail. The point is, Kristin and Jay are ready to grow their family.

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