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Three Pillars of Health: Diet, Exercise and Supplements

August 25, 2021

Improving fertility potential begins with a healthy lifestyle following the three pillars of good health.

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Can Low-Dose Aspirin Affect Pregnancy Outcomes?

June 15, 2021

According to the results of a recent study, (LDA) or low-dose aspirin therapy before conception may enhance pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced miscarriage. Reproduction can be a clumsy process, with the chance of conception thought to be about 25% per menstrual cycle.  Nearly 30% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss.  Additionally, the…

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An Egg and Sperm Crisis

May 26, 2021

This is an interesting story  recently published by some local media.  The subject is one we had long known is a concern, that sperm counts over the last 30 years have been declining tremendously.  The World Health Organization (WHO) does periodic studies that sets the standard for what is “normal” and the “normal range” for…

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Global Decline in Male Fertility

May 7, 2021

The issue of a global decline in male fertility has caused a stir since it was proposed in 1974.  Although it remains contentious, recent studies have provided a considerable amount of data suggesting that semen parameters are declining over the years.  Key factors potentially causing or contributing to this decrease include obesity, diet, chronic disease,…

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2021 IVF/FET Cycles (May-September)

April 15, 2021

MCRM Fertility will be offering IVF and FET treatment cycles during the May-September period in 2021 on the following dates: May 05/03/2021 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 05/04/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 05/05/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 05/06/2021 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 05/07/2021 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers…

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Could supplementation help slow the age-related fertility decline?

March 25, 2021

This is an interesting article, obviously it is done in aged mice, as opposed to humans.  That said, many people utilize supplementation with antioxidant supplements such as Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Resveratrol.  There are many others that people feel may be beneficial to ovarian function, sperm function and/or egg and sperm “quality.” While no direct evidence…

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Effects of Platelet-rich Plasma in Treatment of Thin Endometrium

March 24, 2021

Successful implantation requires a high-quality embryo and sufficient receptive endometrial growth. During implantation, the human endometrium goes through extraordinary changes that are crucial for endometrial and embryonic development. Because of this, it has been essential for clinicians to be sure that the endometrial thickness (ET) and embryo quality are measured or treated in case of…

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COVID Vaccination in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

February 25, 2021

For pregnant and lactating women, the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine have been a hot topic. The difficulty before now has been that the vaccine studies did not include pregnant or breastfeeding women. Now, more than 10,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated without red flags, providing a clearer view and allowing recommendations to…

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Should you be considering sperm cryopreservation?

February 18, 2021

Sperm cryopreservation is a technique which is a recommended strategy to preserve male fertility for men who have low sperm count, low testosterone and/or is in need for cancer care treatment.  The purpose is to cryopreserve sperm, which can last for many years, preserving one’s future fertility potential. When there is existing low sperm count…

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Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing; a SWOT Analysis

January 29, 2021

Sperm DNA influences embryo development and, in turn, the likelihood of establishing a healthy pregnancy and delivery in both natural and assisted cases. Roughly 15% of couples are affected by infertility worldwide. Directly or indirectly, male infertility is accountable for 60% of those instances. Still, half of those male infertility cases conclude to be unexplained…

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Nutrition and Female Fertility

January 19, 2021

Infertility affects an estimated 15.5% of reproductive-age women in the U.S. Although human fecundity, or the ability to produce a baby, is challenging to determine precisely, developing scientific efforts are focusing on modifiable factors like lifestyle and diet. The notion that dietary shifts may boost fertility appears to be promising.  Micronutrients Folic Acid: Folate is crucial…

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2021 IVF/FET Cycles (February-July)

January 15, 2021

MCRM Fertility will be offering IVF and FET treatment cycles during the February-July period in 2021 on the following dates: February 02/01/2021-02/08/2021 – IVF Cycle Week 02/22/2021 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 02/23/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 02/24/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 02/25/2021 – St. Louis…

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COVID 19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccine: Is it recommended for pre-pregnancy and pregnancy patients?

December 21, 2020

The upcoming availability of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to reduce the risks of contracting the virus and to reduce the risks becoming ill with COVID-19 is certainly encouraging news during this difficult year.  Many of you have asked us about receiving a vaccine when it becomes available. The information we have now may evolve over time,…

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Thankful for MCRM & Dr. Ahlering

December 8, 2020

My husband and I got married in 2012 and we always knew we wanted kids! We started trying a couple years after we got married and always assumed it was going to happen. As the years went by, we started to realize something was not quite right. After digging into things, and several tests later,…

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