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Fertility Preservation: Your Plan B

May 17, 2018

Are you an individual focussed on today? Are you career focussed? Maybe, you haven’t found mister or misses right? Yet, you desire to have a child but just don’t know when. You do have an option and a plan B and it is to preserve today’s fertility for that someday in the future. Fertility Preservation…

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Coping with Miscarriage as an Individual and as a Couple

May 10, 2018

Recently, Stephen Mitchell, MDiv, PhD, LPC, LMFT, a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist, stopped in to be part of Focus on Fertility to discuss how individuals and couples can cope with miscarriage. Miscarriage is the most common cause of pregnancy loss.  Research studies have estimated that approximately 20% of all known…

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Western World Crisis…Lowering Fertility Rates

May 4, 2018

It is a complex social and population issue; however, there are steps that can be taken but it requires us to be aware and have a general understanding. Beginning in the mid-1960s, a trend of lowering fertility rates has been recorded in the United States with an all-time low of 62.0 births per 1,000 women…

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Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark 2018

April 24, 2018

The second annual Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark commenced on Sunday, April 22, 2018 as a kick-off event to National Infertility Awareness Week in St. Louis, Missouri. Nearly 250 participants took part at Busch Stadium. The weather, in general, held out for most of the game with only a few sprinkles from time-to-time and…

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National Infertility Awareness Week 2018: “Flip the Script”

April 20, 2018

At MCRM Fertility, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is another opportunity for us to support and encourage our patients struggling with infertility. The Infertility Support Program will be hosting daily events to commemorate this special week. The week kicks off with  Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark on Sunday followed by: Flowers for Fertility (Monday,…

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ReceptivaDx, A New Test to Find Answers for IVF Failure

April 18, 2018

A newly available test, now available to patients of MCRM Fertility, ReceptivaDxTM, can be utilized to help dig for further answers as to why IVF failures might occur. Even when PGS tested, euploid “normal” embryos are transferred, an estimated 30% of the transfers fail. Why? Dr. Ahlering and Dr. Aubuchon have a strong standing belief that…

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Nutrition and Fitness Strategies for Improving PCOS Symptoms and Fertility

April 18, 2018

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition that affects roughly 10% of the female population, and is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility.  In many cases, the first action that health care providers recommend for women with PCOS is that they make specific lifestyle changes, such as controlling nutrition and exercise. Many women, however, do not understand…

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Focus on Fertility Ep4: Learn About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

April 12, 2018

MCRM Fertility physician, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome specialist, Dr. Mira Aubuchon, was a recent guest on the Focus on Fertility podcast. In this episode, Dr. Aubuchon introduces what Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is, it’s symptoms and how it can impact one’s fertility.  If you have PCOS or PCOS symptoms and would like to discuss you circumstances…

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Male Aging and the Decline in Fertility Potential

April 5, 2018

Studies assessing sperm deficiencies and the reduction in male factor fertility are numerous. More recently, studies have been investigating the effect of male aging and its association with reduced male fertility potential.  It’s no mystery that it requires both a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm to create a baby. Women are quite familiar with…

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Focus on Fertility Ep3: Embryo Technology to Select a Better Embryo

April 4, 2018

In this week’s episode of Focus on Fertility, we are joined by Susie Oliver of Vitrolife to discuss the Embryoscope time-lapse incubator and how it can be used to assist couples achieve a healthier and better embryo. Research has shown the Embryoscope: Can Improve Pregnancy Rates Provides embryologist with more information regarding embryo development Regulates…

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Grandparents of the Future Class: Become Knowledgable and Supportive

April 4, 2018

The struggle with infertility affects not only patients, but their family and friends as well. The emotion, the heartache, the pain and guilt is more than hard for couples to cope. For family members, especially parents of those struggling through infertility, a different kind of hardship arrises as they often don’t know what to say…

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Focus on Fertility: The Benefits of Acupuncture and Fertility

March 27, 2018

In this week’s episode of Focus on Fertility, guest John Schmieder of Community Acupuncture of St Louis, speaks about the benefits of acupuncture to assist with fertility. Tune in to Focus on Fertility on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio and PodcastOne or listen now.

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Focus on Fertility: A New National, Fertility-Specific Podcast

March 23, 2018

As an individual, who myself along with my wife, struggled with infertility more than a decade ago, the one thing I sought the most was information and understanding. But all too often, what could be discovered was either the write ups available on fertility center’s website, what was presented in my Google search or simply…

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An Improper Functioning Thyroid Doesn’t Influence IVF Outcomes or Increase Miscarriage Rates

March 19, 2018

A recent study published in the March 2018 edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reevaluated data from prior studies which were completed between January 1990 and May 2017.  The researchers were examining the impact of thyroid autoimmunity on the outcomes of patients who utilized In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with ICSI. This is…

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Could Your Cell Phone Increase Your Risk of Miscarriage? [New Study]

March 13, 2018

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports links a higher risk of miscarriage to exposure to a type of low-level radiation called “non-ionizing radiation.” The researchers from Kaiser Permanente found that a woman’s risk of miscarriage rose from 10% to 24% as she was exposed to higher levels of radiation. That sounds very…

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