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Does Low Stimulation Make Eggs Better?

September 10, 2018

Low stim does not “make eggs better”.  If it did, everyone would use such a protocol for all patients; the idea is to use the lowest effective dose to get the ovarian response you are looking for.  These medications do not make eggs better or worse genetically or developmentally.  Click here to view more information…

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ReUnite could save YOU up to 75% on eligible fertility medications

A New Way to Save on Your Fertility Medications

August 28, 2018

Two new fertility medication discount programs, ReUnite Assist and ReUnite Assist for Military will begin September 1, 2018 and could save YOU up to 75% on eligible fertility medications.   Eligible medications in this discount program include FOLLISTIM® AQ, Ganirelix Acetate and  PREGNYL®. These new discount programs will be replacing the existing First Steps program that…

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Dream Makers Take You Back to School

August 24, 2018

Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve had so much FUN at MCRM Fertility with DREAM MAKERS sharing their memorable Back to School photos with our patients via our social media channels. Its time for the BIG reveal of Who’s Who?….. In addition to seeing if your guess was correct, we’ve added a NEW twist. Take…

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A computer generated graphic of the ICS process. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has become the most frequently used technique of fertilization in assisted reproductive technology.

Paternal Lifestyle Effects on ICSI

August 6, 2018

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has become the most frequently used technique of fertilization in assisted reproductive technology. The primary reasons for its acclaim stem from its efficacy, and the standardization of the procedure, which means that it can easily be integrated into the routine practice of fertility centers across the world.  Add to it the…

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The Importance of Using Time-Lapse Incubators such as the EmbryoScope in IVF

July 28, 2018

Research continues to show the importance of why Time-lapse monitoring of developing embryos in the context of IVF. A recent study published online in 2017 investigated the relationship between the physical parameters of metaphase II (MII) oocytes (eggs) with morphokinetic variables (physical attributes) of embryos post ICSI for use in IVF. The study reviewed 334…

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Celebrating World Embryologist Day and the 40th Birthday of the World’s First IVF Baby

July 25, 2018

Today, July 25, 2018, is a very special day in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology. It is World Embryologist Day and the 40th birthday of the world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown.  If you have ever wondered what it is like to be an embryologist or what joys and difficulties they face, you will…

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Implantation Failure and The Endometrial Receptivity ERA: Important Points To Know

July 12, 2018

For several decades we in the reproductive medical field have been trying to identify reasons that apparently normal embryos fail to implant. That is once transferred in the context of in vitro fertilization (IVF), the embryo fails to result in a positive pregnancy test.  Certainly, we know that certain uterine abnormalities can contribute to the…

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Could Pre-Implantation (PGS) Testing Be Completed Non-Invasively?

July 12, 2018

Last week, the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology hosted their annual meeting in Barcelona. One of the interesting studies released was that from Igenomix, “Improved concordance rates for aneuploidy detection in spent culture media compared to trophyectoderm biopsies: a step forward towards non-invasive pre-implantation genetic testing.” Today, in order to complete the PGS…

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Understanding the Fertility Experiences of Women: Help Researchers at the University of Missouri

July 10, 2018

Are you a woman age 20-45 and would like to help other women? MCRM Fertility is wishing to assist researchers at the University of Missouri who are completing research evaluating the fertility experiences of women by sharing information regarding a  brief online survey that you may participate in. The purpose of this study is to…

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Could Magnetic Nanoparticle Selection lead to Sex Selection in IVF?

July 2, 2018

This may be a future reality.  Already, magnetic nanoparticles are utilized by some U.S. IVF Centers for deselection of unhealthy and DNA damaged sperm prior to sperm injection for fertilization. This methodology had its first use in veterinary medicine and today research is on-going in equine to evaluate the use of magnetic nanoparticles for the…

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Accepting New Patients at MCRM Fertility – Tulsa

June 27, 2018

MCRM Fertility celebrated its fifth anniversary earlier this year. During our initial 5-years we have always had a strong commitment to providing the most advanced fertility care with a 5-star patient experience our fertility care center and laboratory in Chesterfield, Missouri.  A vision and guiding goal of medical director, Dr. Peter Ahlering, has been the…

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What’s in Your Genes? Why Genetic Carrier Screening is requested by your Reproductive Specialist

June 13, 2018

When You meet with a reproductive specialist to learn more about your fertility care options, one of the first steps in the journey involves the collection of numerous blood samples for analysis. The number of tubes of blood collected may seem overwhelming and you may ask yourself, “What are they looking for and why so…

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Fertility Preservation: Your Plan B

May 17, 2018

Are you an individual focussed on today? Are you career focussed? Maybe, you haven’t found mister or misses right? Yet, you desire to have a child but just don’t know when. You do have an option and a plan B and it is to preserve today’s fertility for that someday in the future. Fertility Preservation…

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Coping with Miscarriage as an Individual and as a Couple

May 10, 2018

Recently, Stephen Mitchell, MDiv, PhD, LPC, LMFT, a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist, stopped in to be part of Focus on Fertility to discuss how individuals and couples can cope with miscarriage. Miscarriage is the most common cause of pregnancy loss.  Research studies have estimated that approximately 20% of all known…

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