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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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Nutrition and Female Fertility

Infertility affects an estimated 15.5% of reproductive-age women in the U.S. Although human fecundity, or the ability to produce a baby, is challenging to determine precisely, developing scientific efforts are focusing on modifiable factors like lifestyle and diet. The notion that dietary shifts may boost fertility appears to be promising.  Micronutrients Folic Acid: Folate is crucial…

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MCRM Fertility embryologist preparing slides while sitting at an IVF workstation

2021 IVF/FET Cycles (February-July)

MCRM Fertility will be offering IVF and FET treatment cycles during the February-July period in 2021 on the following dates: February 02/01/2021-02/08/2021 – IVF Cycle Week 02/22/2021 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 02/23/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 02/24/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 02/25/2021 – St. Louis…

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COVID 19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccine: Is it recommended for pre-pregnancy and pregnancy patients?

The upcoming availability of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to reduce the risks of contracting the virus and to reduce the risks becoming ill with COVID-19 is certainly encouraging news during this difficult year.  Many of you have asked us about receiving a vaccine when it becomes available. The information we have now may evolve over time,…

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Thankful for MCRM & Dr. Ahlering

My husband and I got married in 2012 and we always knew we wanted kids! We started trying a couple years after we got married and always assumed it was going to happen. As the years went by, we started to realize something was not quite right. After digging into things, and several tests later,…

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2021 Winter-Spring IVF/FET Cycles

MCRM Fertility will be offering IVF and FET treatment cycles during the Winter/Spring period in 2021 on the following dates: January 01/12/2021 – Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/13/2021 – Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/25/2021 – St. Louis Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/26/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa Frozen Embryo Transfers 01/27/2021 – St. Louis & Tulsa…

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Does transferring a good-quality embryo with a lower-quality embryo reduce the probability of success?

This is a good study that indicates when transferring a lower quality blastocyst with a high-quality blastocyst, at the same time, it does not result in a decreased probability of success. In fact, there is a small increase in the number of live births.

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