Without referring you to the many, many, medical sites, books and journals I immediately consulted on the subject, there is some belief that a certain vein that traverses one or both testicles can, in one way or another, affect the quality of sperm production. Operating on it may, or may not, improve sperm quality. In my case, a double varocelectomy was recommended.
I suppose everyone remembers their first time. I certainly do. I put on some mood music, dimmed the lights and proceeded to romance myself. Eager to please the laboratory (and myself), I marshaled my forces to climax, and then promptly fumbled the collection. Most of my contribution missed the container.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are planning to tie the knot before their second child arrives this summer, the National Enquirer reports. "Nicole wants to take Joel's last name," a friend told the rag. "When she marries Joel, she's going to become Nicole Madden."
No longer content to just smile and start over, women want answers from the men who waved them goodbye. Luckily, one male writer was brave enough to offer up a few suggestions as to why guys dump girls they dig. We're not saying we agree with them, but listen up ladies. You'll need to know how to deal if on the receiving end of one of these excuses.
Tony Romo, says his year and a half relationship with Jessica Simpson is still going strong. He says that their favorite date is just, “A little bite to eat and probably watch a football game,” he says. “She loves the game. It’s exciting for both of us. I’ve found someone that I get to hang out with and who wants to see our team do well.” Tony, however, may not be so quick to put a ring on her finger—yet. When asked if he had any wedding or baby news to share, Tony was quick to respond, “None that I can think of!”
Becoming a father and stay-at-home dad puts a strain on a couple's marriage. "Even though we split many of the chores involved in caring for our son, my best energy, both physically and mentally, was going to our baby; my wife was getting the leftovers. She was understandably frustrated, but we both assumed it was just the natural process for a newborn. After a while, though, the position became untenable."
Former Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson and her fiance, Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett announced that they're expecting a baby and could not be more excited about the news. She told E! news, "Hank and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child together. We are touched by the outpouring of support by our family, friends and fans." The couple is set to get married on June 27th at the Playboy Mansion.
After such a horrible year for Jennifer Hudson and her family, it's so nice to report that the former American Idol contestant finally has a reason to celebrate. According to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer and her fiance, former Flavor of Love contestant turned aspiring wrestler, David Otunga, are expecting their first child. Jennifer's longtime family friend Felicia Fields says a baby shower was held over the weekend in Jennifer's hometown of Chicago describing it as a "quiet gathering of friends and mostly family."
Exciting news swept Patriots nation this weekend, and it wasn't just the decision by the NFL to allow official team logo scratch-off lottery tickets that had New England fans giggling into their Memorial Day beers. Gisele Bündchen, wife of Patriots QB Tom Brady, is pregnant with the prettiest fetus EVER, RadarOnline reports. The couple has not confirmed the rumor.
Is it the official-looking license? Or is it the round, sparkling symbol of unending commitment? In either case, an increasing number of couples are foregoing marriage, staying together with a more open-door policy. Many of these same couples, what sociologists have labeled committed unmarrieds (CUs) readily have children, reports Lisa Davis for Newsweek.
From the time we enter adolescence, we're told how not to get pregnant. When we get a bit older, we're told what not to do if we are pregnant. But what should couples be doing if they aren't yet pregnant, but want to be? For starters, take cough medicine. So says Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect Before You're Expecting (and the entire series of What to Expect books). During an appearance on the CBS Early Show this week, Murkoff explained that there are a variety of unorthodox ways that couples can make baby-making easier.
Former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph and her partner, There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson, are expecting their second child, Rudolph announced Tuesday on The View. "Somebody spilled the beans, but I'd rather break it here," Maya told Barbara Walters. "I'm having another one. I've got another bun in the oven. No. 2. I'm so excited."