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AMH Guidance Gauge showing the likelihood of developing PCOS decreasing as you get older

Understanding AMH and its Importance

March 28, 2019

AMH or anti-Mullerian hormone is a hormone that is produced, naturally, in cells of developing ovarian egg sacs or follicles. Evaluating the level of AMH present in a woman’s blood can be very useful in assessing her ovarian reserve. The level of AMH remains relatively constant and therefore can be evaluated at any time during…

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Carrie and Jeff holding their baby. After multiple rounds of IVF, MCRM Fertility helped Carrie and Jeff have their baby.

A Fertility Journey Full of Hope and GRACE

March 22, 2019

We LOVE when our MCRM Fertility patients are willing to share their story and provide hope to others walking in similar shoes. Recently, MCRM Fertility graduates, Carrie & Jeff, had the opportunity to share their personal journey with infertility at the 4th Annual Gateway to Parenthood event in St. Louis. There was not a dry eye…

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Sperm under fluroscence microscopy

New Male Fertility ASSAY Proven to Predict Male Fertility

March 12, 2019

A new test to assess male fertility is now available at MCRM Fertility, Cap-Score™. MCRM Fertility is currently the only regional center in the Midwest to be able to offer this new, advanced analysis. Cap-Score™ provides better information allowing the physician and the couple to make better decisions together to increase the likelihood of the…

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Michaela and Nick holding their twin girls Havana and Wilhelmina

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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Emma Nicole being held by her mom and dad as a baby

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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Pregnant woman holding her belly and a picture of her ultrasound.

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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MCRM Fertility graduates Krysten and Ryan hope to provide encouragement and inspiration by sharing their personal journey.

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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Computer generated image of chromsomes

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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After over 7 years of infertility and being there would be less than a 15% chance of success with IVF, 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 their arrival in November.

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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We struggled with infertility for over four years before we were referred to Dr. Ahlering at MCRM Fertilite. After multiple rounds of IVF, we are happy to have a healthy, nine month little boy!

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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