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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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Embryo, Egg, Sperm Cryo-Tank Assurance

March 12, 2018

With the recent news of embryo cryo-storage tank malfunctions at multiple fertility care centers within the last week, we at MCRM Fertility would like to assure our patients and prospective patients that we are remaining on top of the situation and being proactive.  At this time, we clearly don’t know all of the details related…

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Workplace Conversation and Infertility: The Painful Truth Many Never Consider

February 19, 2018

How many of you struggle in the workplace while struggling with #infertility and/or #loss? Walking the journey of infertility is hard enough in itself, as everywhere we go its front and center. #MCRMFertility friend, Justine Froelker, is a licensed professional counselor and a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. She has also authored two best-selling books, Ever Upward and The…

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2nd Annual Infertility Awareness Day at Busch Stadium

February 15, 2018

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), April 22nd-28th,  is going to be a GRAND SLAM at MCRM Fertility. Not only do we have daily activities planned for our patients; the GRAND SLAM will happen on Sunday, April 22nd, as MCRM Fertility hosts the 2nd Annual Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark. The MCRM Fertility team invites…

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Miracles Happen

February 7, 2018

Back in October, we shared with you the smallest #MCRMFertility miracle, Vivien. As you may recall, Vivien was born at 22 weeks, 4 days and has had quite the journey. Read more about Vivien’s Journey here!   Just last week, Vivien, along with her moms Carrie & Stephanie came to visit. In January, Vivien graduated…

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I am thankful I was Chosen for this fight

January 22, 2018

It’s been a long road.  An uphill road.  Sometimes I had the energy to face it with determination.  Other times (most times), I could barely see through my tears.  I don’t know why we had to take this road but I do know that this pregnancy, this baby, is a miracle. “Difficult roads often lead…

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My infertility journey…

December 22, 2017

If you only knew…. December 19 will always be a special day in our hearts.  One year ago, Jason and I transferred a perfect little embryo who you know as Mason Bauer Portz. We waited and prayed for our Christmas miracle knowing this was our last chance at IVF (in-vitro fertilization). A few days after…

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New Satellite Office in Springfield, Missouri

December 21, 2017

The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine (MCRM Fertility) is excited to announce a new satellite office location opening in 2018 in Springfield, Missouri.  The new Springfield satellite is conveniently located just 1 mile south of Cox Medical Center at the intersection of S. National Ave and E. Lakewood St.  Appointments for the Springfield location will…

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Clemmons Journey

December 6, 2017

1841 days 263 weeks 60 months 44184 hours 2651040 minutes 159062400 seconds At this point, I’m sure I’ve grabbed your attention and you are wondering what significance the numbers above mean…..Let me explain: This is the number of days, weeks, months, hours, minutes, and seconds Jessica and I have prayed for something we felt was…

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MCRM Fertility is Participating in an International Clinical Trial: Become a Participant and Receive FREE Testing

November 9, 2017

The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine (MCRM Fertility) is one of only (20) fertility centers across the globe that is participating in  a new international study to evaluate a new tool to lead to more successful outcomes.  If you or someone you know is undergoing IVF therapy, you/they may be eligible to participate in this…

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Dr. Peter Ahlering Remains an In-Network Provider for Cigna HealthCare

November 6, 2017

Recently, a letter was distributed by Cigna Healthcare to individuals informing them that effective 10/12/2017, Dr. Peter Ahlering, was no longer participating in the Cigna HealthCare network under the specialty of Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility.  Those receiving this letter have been concerned that their in-network benefits were no longer applicable with Dr. Ahlering at MCRM Fertility. Please…

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The 5 Things Preventing You From Good Health, Presented by R3

November 1, 2017

Come join R3 training professional, Jared Woolever, on Tuesday, November 14th at 5pm at the MCRM Fertility Education and Conference Center as he discusses the (5) pillars needed for optimal health and performance.  These pillars include Nutrition Movement Stress Management Sleep Happiness This presentation is FREE and open to the public; however, RSVPs are appreciated.…

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Happy Halloween: MCRM Fertility Smallest Lil’ Pumpkin

October 31, 2017

The smallest #MCRMFertility Miracle will be spending Halloween in the Neonatal ICU this year. Introducing Vivien, born on August 15th at just 22 weeks, 4 days gestation. It may be hard to believe from the pictures, but this cutie was born at only 1 pound, 2 ounces and 10.5 inches long. While she won’t be…

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Lab Director, Douglas Gliedt, PhD, HCLD Awarded as Best Embryologist in Egg Freezing

October 31, 2017

San Antonio, Texas – The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine (MCRM Fertility) is a preferred location of Donor Egg Bank USA, a California Cryobank Company, and was awarded an award of excellence for superior outcomes in egg vitrification at the 2017 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 29, 2017.…

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Lab101: Learn What Takes Place Behind the Lab Door

October 26, 2017

MCRM Fertility Lab Director, Dr. Gliedt, will be the next host presenter of Doctors and Donuts, Friday, November 10th at 7:15 am. Grab a light breakfast and enjoy a cup of Joe before starting your day and at the same time learn a little bit of how a fertility center’s laboratory works and what takes…

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