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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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2021 Winter-Spring IVF/FET Cycles

November 5, 2020

MCRM Fertility will be offering IVF and FET treatment cycles during the Winter/Spring period in 2021 on the following dates: January 01/12/2021 – Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/13/2021 – Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/25/2021 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/26/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/27/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa…

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Does transferring a good-quality embryo with a lower-quality embryo reduce the probability of success?

September 14, 2020

This is a good study that indicates when transferring a lower quality blastocyst with a high-quality blastocyst, at the same time, it does not result in a decreased probability of success. In fact, there is a small increase in the number of live births.

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Seals of Quality Assurance Presented to MCRM Fertility

June 11, 2020

Today, Donor Egg Bank USA’s laboratory technical director, Wayne Caswell, awarded MCRM Fertility, lab director, Douglas Gliedt, PhD, HCLD and senior embryologist, Teresa Alred with Seals of Quality Assurance.    “When recipients are awarded the Donor Egg Bank USA Quality Assurance Certificate, it acknowledges that they have achieved outstanding demonstrable results. Achieving success while working with vitrified…

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Father’s Day Celebration & Giveaway

June 3, 2020

Father’s Day is such a special holiday for dads; however, its often that the men struggling with infertility struggle the most on this special day. MCRM Fertility is launching the Father’s Day 2020 Celebration. Here’s your chance to honor your spouse/significant other and have the chance to WIN an MCRM Fertility Father’s Day BBQ  Prize…

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Declining sperm counts over the past decades

June 1, 2020

As this article, “Sperm Counts Continue to Fall,” in the Atlantic points out, sperm counts have been known to be declining for decades, since the early 70s. Studies have shown that between 1973 and 2011 there was a decrease of 60% or more in total sperm counts and a decrease of more than 50% in…

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Everything You Need to Know About PCOS with Dr. Aubuchon

June 1, 2020

Dr. Aubuchon was a recent guest on the Egg Whisperer show and discussed PCOS. PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) impacts about 10% of women of childbearing age and is a common diagnosis of patients who experience difficulties conceiving. Watch and learn more regarding PCOS including: Misconceptions related to PCOS What are the causes of PCOS? How…

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Does having a previous c-section impact future fertility?

May 26, 2020

When it was so easy to conceive the first time, many women are blindsided by difficulties conceiving the second time.  A recent study, “Association between mode of first delivery and subsequent fecundity and fertility” Kjerulff et al, in JAMA sheds light on a possible cause, cesarean delivery. The National Center for Health Statistics reported 31.9%…

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