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Does More Eggs/Oocytes Retrireved Lead to Higher Birth Rates in IVF?

February 14, 2017

Questions have been asked by patients and some highly respected fertility physicians have suggested that less is better when it comes to egg/oocyte retrieval. The concern and the claim is that higher numbers of oocytes retrieved lead to poorer quality eggs and in turn lower birth rates. A recent study, Retrieval of larger oocyte cohorts…

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Mitochondrial DNA Evaluation with PGS May Help Shed Light as to Why PGS “Normal” Embryos Fail

February 13, 2017

In 2016, MCRM became one the first fertility centers in the nation to be able to offer the evaluation of Mitochondrial DNA levels within embryos when the process of pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) is completed. A recent study, Clinical application of mitochondrial DNA quantification for embryo viability assessment: a blinded prospective non-selection study , published…

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“Yeah Me Too” Episode 12: I Survived Retrieval Numero Dos

February 6, 2017

“Do you remember waking up and screaming my name?” Lindsay, my coordinator, asked as she stood just inside the recovery bay. She smirked as I sipped water and came down from my anesthesia high. I just laughed and shook my head. I didn’t remember that, but it didn’t surprise me at all. Just before my…

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“Yeah Me Too” Episode 11: The Same Isn’t The Same

January 19, 2017

One of the side effects I’m feeling right now is the brain fritz. I don’t know about anyone else, but I can tell a substantial difference in how much of my brain is firing off right now. This, of course, has impacted my cycle. Don’t ask me about the meds I left on the counter…

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An Emotional IVF Journey & Why Testing at Home is Not Advised

January 12, 2017

After an embryo transfer, MCRM recommends patients to not take at-home pregnancy tests and instead wait until accurate blood work is tested. But WHY? Julie explains why doing so took an emotional toll on her.

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A Blessing In Oklahoma

January 9, 2017

Eric & I were married in September 2008, I was 30 and he was 29. We had planned to wait a year or two before having children just to make sure we were financially prepared. We never dreamed there would be an issue with getting pregnant because I had always had a normal cycle with…

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Just Keep “Cruisin” And The Blessings Will Come

January 9, 2017

When Josh and I danced the last song in our junior/senior prom in 1999, both of us knew there would be many more songs and dances to come…and there were. I walked down the aisle to ” The Wedding March ,” and we danced the night away to ” Let’s Get Married ” at our…

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The Spray’s IVF Story

January 9, 2017

My husband and I were both young (mid-20s) when we started trying for a baby. After a year with no success, we went looking for answers. My original OB/GYN told us that since we were both so young, to just give it some more time and it would happen. We were not satisfied with that…

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A Patient’s Viewpoint On Dr. Ahlering And Staff

January 9, 2017

My husband and I found Dr. Ahlering after both attempting pregnancy on our own and with the assistance of a different physician. Neither avenue proved to be successful, so you can imagine my husband and I were fairly discouraged by the time we turned to Dr. Ahlering and Mary. At the time we had no…

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The Thompson Family

January 9, 2017

This week, April 21-27, 2013, is National Infertility Awareness Week, and we wanted to to provide an uplifting story but one with twists, difficulties and heartbreak, too. Dr. Ahlering and the entire staff of MCRM understands how emotional and trying the infertility process can be. And the trip can continue to be one filled with…

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Becky And Chris Gempeler

January 9, 2017

My husband, Chris, and I were married in 2003. We had everything planned out and mapped out to a T. I was a planner and I didn’t want anything to happen before we were financially or physically ready for it. I wanted to top out on the pay scale by getting my 40 hours over…

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Pfershy Family

January 9, 2017

Our journey to become parents was not easy; but was worth every second of it. Without the dedication and compassion provided by Dr. Peter Ahlering we wouldn’t have accomplished that dream. After several failed cycles on Clomid with my OBGYN and a referral from that doctor to an Urologist for my husband to increase sperm…

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“Don’t Give Up Hope”

January 9, 2017

As soon as my husband and I met, we knew we wanted to start a family. After six months, we did not have success, so I made an appointment with my OBGYN. We never thought we would receive the frightening news about my FSH level…it was high. We didn’t know where to go next. My…

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“Yeah Me Too” Episode 10: Here Comes the Boom

January 9, 2017

Lindsay is back with Episode 10 of “Yeah Me Too” a patient’s journey through IVF. In this episode she takes a glance back at cycle 1 as she begins cycle 2 and reflects why she took some time off and how she is looking ahead.

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BJC Healthcare

BJC Employees Have Fertility Benefits Coverage at MCRM

January 5, 2017

Employees of the BJC medical system who are seeking fertility care assistance may utilize their insurance benefit coverage at MCRM Fertility. MCRM Fertility provides BJC employees a choice in fertility care with science and technological advancements found no where else while providing overall lower cost of treatment care.

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