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MCRM Story of Hope

February 22, 2019

I’m Michaela and my husband Nick and  I have been together a total of 11 years. Like almost everyone in the infertility club we never imagined we would have to go to such great lengths to have a child. After right around a year of trying without assistance, we went ahead our first IUI in…

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Danielle and Alex – Story of Hope

February 21, 2019

Hi my name is Danielle and my husband’s name is Alex Alsup. My husband and I got married when we were 22 and 23, so when we wanted to have a “honeymoon baby” we didn’t think we’d run into any issues because we were young. We were wrong. For 1 1/2 years I trusted a…

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Why the First Trimester of Pregnancy is the Most Dangerous

February 18, 2019

The first trimester is said to be the most crucial period of pregnancy because at this point, your baby is growing from an embryo to a fetus. The fetus then enters a stage of rapid development, forming most organs, facial features, skeletal tissue and limbs. This puts your growing child at a high risk of…

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Special MCRM Journey Video

February 15, 2019

Are you or someone you know struggling with infertility? As most know, the journey with infertility is never easy as MCRM Fertility graduates share in their emotional journey video. MCRM Fertility graduates Krysten and Ryan hope to provide encouragement and inspiration by sharing their personal journey. Meet others struggling with infertility, hear stories of hope…

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Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

February 7, 2019

For couples struggling with infertility or even pregnancy loss, there are many holidays throughout the year that are more difficult than others. While Valentine’s Day is about love and relationship for so many, for couples struggling it can bring triggers that tug at the emotions. This year, MCRM Fertility is going to make Valentine’s Day…

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Endometriosis and IVF

February 1, 2019

Does endometriosis result in a heightened prospect of embryonic aneuploidy?  This inquiry was the objective of a retrospective cohort analysis.  Endometriosis affects women during their reproductive years, is a chronic inflammatory condition that is estrogen-dependent and causes pelvic pain and infertility. Participants in this particular analysis were in an IVF cycle between 2009-2015 who were…

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New Biological Marker in DNA Damaged Sperm for Repeated Miscarriages

January 28, 2019

New research published in Clinical Chemistry, has linked repeated miscarriages to sperm with more DNA damage.  Three or more miscarriages before 20 weeks of gestation defined repeated miscarriages and occurred in 1% to 2% of couples.  Customarily, the focus is on the women when screening for the underlying cause.  The spotlight in recent years has…

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A Miracle 7 Years in the Making

January 25, 2019

After over 7 years of infertility and being told we would have less than a 15% chance of success with IVF here in our home state, we took the leap of faith and went to see Dr. Ahlering. He never gave up on us and today we are holding our beautiful twin boys that made…

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They Can Make Your Dreams Come True!

January 17, 2019

I had always wanted to become a mother ever since I could remember. My husband and I were married in April 2016 and started trying right away. I never thought we would have so much heartbreak along the way. After a year and a half of negative tests we decided it was time to get…

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Our Little Miracle

January 15, 2019

We struggled with infertility for over four years before we were referred to MCRM. I have PCOS and we found out my husband had issues also. We got a sperm donor and did a retrieval was so excited we got our first call that 10 eggs fertilized but then by day 5 none made it…

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MCRM Fertility Becomes an ASRM Nursing Center of Excellence

December 10, 2018

Chesterfield, Missouri – Today, MCRM Fertility received certification of becoming an American Society of Reproductive Medicine Nursing Center of Excellence. MCRM Fertility is just the 52ndcenter on the globe to receive this certification and the first in Missouri. This elite certification assures patients and physicians that the registered nurses and/or nurse practitioners at MCRM Fertility…

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Is Tubal Ligation Reversal the Best Consideration?

December 6, 2018

A recent trend that has been seen is with regards to individuals who have previously had a tubal ligation now interested in having another child.  For these individuals, the first thought is too complete a tubal ligation reversal.  But, is this the best, most-optimum consideration? First, considerations with regards to the outcome post tubal ligation…

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Springfield Couple Finds Hope for the Holidays

November 29, 2018

Our journey to this day started almost 6 years ago, but where this journey would lead…neither of us did know. We’d been married for a bit, a baby was our next step, We walked in to that doctor’s appointment with a little pep. “You should try for at least year, then if a problem should…

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MCRM Fertility Celebrates 5-Years with a Splash

November 12, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, MCRM Fertility celebrated it’s fifth anniversary by hosting a fun fall gathering for previous patients, their families and friends and members of the community. Plenty of fun was shared by the more than 500 guests that were in attendance. The fun fall activities included: Petting Zoo Pony Rides Balloon Artist…

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