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2017 IVF Cycle Dates

In 2017, MCRM Fertility will provide (10) IVF Treatment cycles for our patients. The treatment cycle weeks are: January 2017 January 16th – January 23rd February/March 2017 February 27th – March 6th April 2017 April 3rd – April 10th May 2017 May 15th – May 22nd June 2017 June 19th – June 26th July 2017…

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Comparing Fertility Centers & Treatment Pricing: Apples to Apples

Preparing for fertility care can be a daunting task from the emotional side to the financial side. What center is right for you? What price should you pay? This vlog provides some assistance in comparing centers and pricing.

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“Yeah Me Too” Episode 6: Egg Retrieval Week-Ups, Unexpected Turns & Joy

Lindsay reviews her egg retrieval week progress. From ultrasounds, AFCs to the egg retrieval day to several days post. Lindsay gives one an idea of what one can expect.

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“Yeah Me Too”, Episode 5: Cycle Day 9 & The War Of Emotions

Last night was the first time I cried while getting an injection; the first time I surrendered to the fear and sadness this process brings. Let me be clear, it wasn’t the physical symptoms or pain. Though, I am certainly swollen and uncomfortable, I am not miserable enough to need to cry out the frustration…

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Intralipid Usage: Does It Improve IVF Pregnancy Outcomes?

On many occasions, when a new patient arrives at MCRM Fertility seeking assistance it is because they have either tried advanced fertility treatments elsewhere without success, have had multiple miscarriages, been told they have ” unexplained infertility” or a combination of these. Due to their prior circumstances, in many cases, the patient was previously advised…

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“Yeah, Me Too” Episode 4: I’m Strong, I’m Already A MOM

A week or so after my husband and I learned we’d need IVF to get pregnant, we took a walk at our favorite park. There’s a path around the perimeter, one that winds around the amenities without putting them on pedestals. The park’s design allows it to be organically beautiful, no extras or fountains added,…

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Zika & Fertility: ASRM Guidelines For Reproductive Age Women & Men

Planning on Pregnancy but Traveling to Zika Affected Areas? Be Prepared The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) updated their guidelines for reproductive age women and men, September 13, 2016. Following are the guidelines: Women and men who have Zika virus disease should wait at least 6 months after onset of illness to attempt reproduction.…

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“Yeah, Me TOO” Episode 3: IT’s Getting REAL

Twenty-four hours after our med class, I can firmly say I didn’t get what I expected from it. In truth, I didn’t believe this path could get any more real, if you get what I mean. But last night the universe decided to humor itself at my expense: things got real, real, real. First, I’d…

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“Yeah ME Too” Episode 2: Fear Resilience

I do a lot of writing for entrepreneurs who are in need of content but short on time. I write their blog posts; they carry on, working with clients. It’s a fine way to bring in money while working from home, and it’s definitely a piece of my job that helps me learn more and…

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Come Join MCRM For A Fun Fall Day At The Farm: Patient Support Event

MCRM Fertility (MCRM Fertility) is excited to host a special, family-friendly patient support event at Eckert’s Family Fun Farm in Millstadt, Illinois, Saturday, October 8, 2016. This event is is open to all past, current and prospective patients. Previous patients, we would love to meet your little Ahlering Pumpkins so be sure to bring them…

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Dr. Ahlering Featured On FoxNews.Com: Is Mini IVF The Next Breakthrough?

I appreciated the author, Julie Relevant, writing the article “ Mini IVF: The next breakthrough in fertility treatment ” for FoxNews.com. The article reviews whether or not Mini IVF is a breakthrough therapy for patients needing IVF and takes a look at a patient’s success while including expert input, including myself, on the overall procedure…

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Fertility Fraud: Natural Killer (NK) Cell Testing

This article, ” Natural Killer Cells – Fertility Fraud?“, from a reputable IVF clinic in Europe, certainly echoes the thoughts that we have and actually is the consensus of the Reproductive Medicine community. Many excellent articles have been written to this effect echoing the concerns put forth by these authors. The renowned physicians in England…

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Men With “Normal” Semen Analysis May Still Suffer Male Factor Infertility

This is an excellent article that shows that even in guys who have “NORMAL” semen analysis results, the majority of the sperm are abnormal; abnormal in chromosomal and DNA content. Thus, this leads to abnormal (aneuploid) embryo development. Obviously this is crucial in the process of embryo development and the sustainability of a pregnancy. What…

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Preserving Fertility Prior To Traveling Into Zika Infected Areas

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