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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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Myth: Miscarriages arising from chromosomally abnormal (aneuploid) embryos occur only in older women

May 19, 2020

Although increased age is a risk factor for embryo aneuploidy (abnormality) and miscarriages, younger women (<35) are at substantial risk for producing aneuploid embryos particularly when they have a history of recurrent miscarriages.  It may be that in these women the uterine lining is too selective.  In other words, the uterine lining is inappropriately allowing…

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display of fruits and vegetables providing vitamins and antioxidants and possible impact on male fertility

Are Vitamins Beneficial for Sperm and Improving Male Factor Infertility?

May 5, 2020

A recently published study in Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 113, No. 3, March 2020), “The effect of antioxidants on male factor infertility; the Males, Antioxidants and Infertility (MOXI) randomized clinical trial” (Steiner et al) evaluated whether antioxidant use would improve male fertility. The evaluation of the male factor was completed through semen analysis parameters and…

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MYTH: More than (2) Growing Follicles During IUI Therapy Provides a Higher Pregnancy Rate

May 4, 2020

A recently published study in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Vol. 135, No. 5, May 2020), “Mature Follicle Count and Multiple Gestation Risk Based on Patient Age in Intrauterine Insemination Cycles with Ovarian Stimulation” (Evans et al) evaluated the risk of multiple level pregnancies by age group and the number of mature follicles obtained related to the…

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Forever grateful to Dr. Aubuchon and MCRM Fertility

April 21, 2020

After a year of fertility treatments with no success at another clinic, we were introduced to MCRM at an informational seminar. We were immediately put at ease by Dr Ahlering and Dr Aubuchon’s warm presence and extensive knowledge. It made us excited to start treatments again and renewed our hope. We found that we had…

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Don’t Delay, We’re Here for You Today

March 27, 2020

While the ongoing COVID-19 situation may have you believing you need to delay your plans for parenthood, you don’t. MCRM Fertility is continuing to assist individuals along their journey to parenthood and has available tele-health consultations with our providers. Continue along your journey from the comfort and safety of your home. To schedule an initial…

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HealthChoice of Oklahoma

March 17, 2020

To better assist our patients in Oklahoma, MCRM Fertility is excited to announce we are now an “IN-NETWORK” provider with HealthChoice. For specific insurance benefit coverage, please refer to your insurance policy.

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2020 IVF Cycle Dates

March 12, 2020

The 2020 IVF treatment cycle periods are provided below. Please note these dates are subject to change. March/April ~ Week of March 31st April/May ~ Week of April 28th June ~ Week of June 2nd July ~ Week of July 14th August ~ Week of August 11th September ~ Week of September 15th October ~…

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Overcoming Male Infertility

February 20, 2020

Male infertility is a very common problem. Some level of male factor is involved with probably 60% or more of in vitro fertilization cases that we see here at MCRM Fertility.  Sperm quantitative (count and concentration) and qualitative factors (morphology and DNA Fragmentation) are often at play.  The basic/traditional semen analysis that is usually done…

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Does Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation Improve Male Fertility?

January 11, 2020

An estimated 48.5 million couples suffer from infertility worldwide, suggesting that 15% of couples are affected. With the proposition that 20-70% of fertility issues stem from the male, more and more focus has gone into examining possible remedies.   Poor or reduced sperm quality is one of the roots of male infertility. When assessing sperm quality,…

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Cramping Doesn’t Hurt IUI Chances

December 2, 2019

It is rather common for women to experience mild to moderate cramping after intrauterine insemination (IUI). More information is coming forward to support the probability that cramping does not decrease the chances of pregnancy at all. Based on an earlier study suggesting intravaginal prostaglandins were beneficial, a new study gave misoprostol to patients at the…

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Advancing the Future of Fertility

November 22, 2019

Our own Dr. Peter Ahlering and Dr. Mira Aubuchon have recently contributed to a provocative new study assessing relationships between sperm capacitation and male fertility.  Prospectively predicting male fertility is a paradigm shift, and we’re committed not only to sharing the most current information available but engaging in it.  The accomplishments and expertise of our…

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Redefining Infertility and Insurance Coverage

October 11, 2019

Insufficient coverage by insurance companies for fertility treatment is a distressing fact that perpetuates gender inequalities. In the U.S., only 15 states have laws requiring coverage, although an estimated 10 percent of women (over 6 million) of childbearing age struggle to get or stay pregnant. Progress is underway, but there is much more work to…

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Morbid and DNA Fragmented Sperm Depletion Nanoparticles

September 3, 2019

Nano-sized crystals form super-paramagnetic particles coated with glycoproteins.  The particles are highly effective at depleting morbid/DNA fragmented spermatozoa prior to Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and in vitrofertilization (IVF). Applications Male factor with high DFI undergoing ICSI or IVF. Male factor with high DFI undergoing IUI.  Recurrent miscarriage that can be attributed to male factor. …

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