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Timeline graphic that outlines the process of the endometrial receptivity assay ERA.

Should you consider the ERA test prior to your embryo transfer?

The egg retrieval is done, the embryos have been created and are frozen.  A patient may now ask, “Should we postpone an embryo transfer to do an ERA?”  To best answer that question one must understand the processes related to this test and weigh the benefits.  The Endometrial Receptivity Assay (ERA) test involves three weeks…

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Association of Clinical Traits and Ovarian Reserve Decreases with Subfertility in Patients with Autoimmune Arthritis

Reproductive endocrinologist, Vinita Alexander, MD, coauthored this study to evaluate the relationship between autoimune arthritis patients such as those with rheumatoid arthritis and ovarian reserve. This study was presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Often patients with autoimmune arthritis and other autoimmune diseases may…

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COVID-19 Booster During Pregnancy

We’ve received numerous questions about getting a COVID-19 booster shot while trying to conceive or in early pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released a Practice Advisory on the topic that we would like to share.  Overall, the ACOG recommends all eligible persons over the age of 12, including lactating and pregnant people,…

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IVF and FET cycle dates for MCRM Fertility January through March 2022

2022 Jan-Mar IVF Cycle and FET Cycle Dates

MCRM Fertility will be offering IVF and FET treatment cycles during the January-March period in 2022 on the following dates: January 01/11/2022 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/12/2022 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/13/2022 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/14/2022 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/19/2022 – 01/26/2022 – IVF Egg Retrievals…

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Three Pillars of Health: Diet, Exercise and Supplements

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?

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

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

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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MCRM Fertility reproductive endocrinologist doctor Mira Aubuchon performing a transvaginal ultrasound

2021 IVF/FET Cycles (May-September)

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?

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

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

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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Freezing eggs with the help of liquid nitrogren

Should you be considering sperm cryopreservation?

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

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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