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Focus on Fertility: The Benefits of Acupuncture and Fertility

March 27, 2018

In this week’s episode of Focus on Fertility, guest John Schmieder of Community Acupuncture of St Louis, speaks about the benefits of acupuncture to assist with fertility. Tune in to Focus on Fertility on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio and PodcastOne or listen now.

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Focus on Fertility: A New National, Fertility-Specific Podcast

March 23, 2018

As an individual, who myself along with my wife, struggled with infertility more than a decade ago, the one thing I sought the most was information and understanding. But all too often, what could be discovered was either the write ups available on fertility center’s website, what was presented in my Google search or simply…

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An Improper Functioning Thyroid Doesn’t Influence IVF Outcomes or Increase Miscarriage Rates

March 19, 2018

A recent study published in the March 2018 edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reevaluated data from prior studies which were completed between January 1990 and May 2017.  The researchers were examining the impact of thyroid autoimmunity on the outcomes of patients who utilized In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with ICSI. This is…

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Could Your Cell Phone Increase Your Risk of Miscarriage? [New Study]

March 13, 2018

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports links a higher risk of miscarriage to exposure to a type of low-level radiation called “non-ionizing radiation.” The researchers from Kaiser Permanente found that a woman’s risk of miscarriage rose from 10% to 24% as she was exposed to higher levels of radiation. That sounds very…

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Embryo, Egg, Sperm Cryo-Tank Assurance

March 12, 2018

With the recent news of embryo cryo-storage tank malfunctions at multiple fertility care centers within the last week, we at MCRM Fertility would like to assure our patients and prospective patients that we are remaining on top of the situation and being proactive.  At this time, we clearly don’t know all of the details related…

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Workplace Conversation and Infertility: The Painful Truth Many Never Consider

February 19, 2018

How many of you struggle in the workplace while struggling with #infertility and/or #loss? Walking the journey of infertility is hard enough in itself, as everywhere we go its front and center. #MCRMFertility friend, Justine Froelker, is a licensed professional counselor and a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. She has also authored two best-selling books, Ever Upward and The…

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2nd Annual Infertility Awareness Day at Busch Stadium

February 15, 2018

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), April 22nd-28th,  is going to be a GRAND SLAM at MCRM Fertility. Not only do we have daily activities planned for our patients; the GRAND SLAM will happen on Sunday, April 22nd, as MCRM Fertility hosts the 2nd Annual Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark. The MCRM Fertility team invites…

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Miracles Happen

February 7, 2018

Back in October, we shared with you the smallest #MCRMFertility miracle, Vivien. As you may recall, Vivien was born at 22 weeks, 4 days and has had quite the journey. Read more about Vivien’s Journey here! Just last week, Vivien, along with her moms Carrie & Stephanie came to visit. In January, Vivien graduated from…

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I am thankful I was Chosen for this fight

January 22, 2018

It’s been a long road.  An uphill road.  Sometimes I had the energy to face it with determination.  Other times (most times), I could barely see through my tears.  I don’t know why we had to take this road but I do know that this pregnancy, this baby, is a miracle. “Difficult roads often lead…

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My infertility journey…

December 22, 2017

If you only knew…. December 19 will always be a special day in our hearts.  One year ago, Jason and I transferred a perfect little embryo who you know as Mason Bauer Portz. We waited and prayed for our Christmas miracle knowing this was our last chance at IVF (in-vitro fertilization). A few days after…

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New Satellite Office in Springfield, Missouri

December 21, 2017

MCRM Fertility (MCRM Fertility) is excited to announce a new satellite office location opening in 2018 in Springfield, Missouri.  The new Springfield satellite is conveniently located just 1 mile south of Cox Medical Center at the intersection of S. National Ave and E. Lakewood St.  Appointments for the Springfield location will begin on January 9,…

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Clemmons Journey

December 6, 2017

1841 days 263 weeks 60 months 44184 hours 2651040 minutes 159062400 seconds At this point, I’m sure I’ve grabbed your attention and you are wondering what significance the numbers above mean…..Let me explain: This is the number of days, weeks, months, hours, minutes, and seconds Jessica and I have prayed for something we felt was…

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MCRM Fertility is Participating in an International Clinical Trial: Become a Participant and Receive FREE Testing

November 9, 2017

MCRM Fertility (MCRM Fertility) is one of only (20) fertility centers across the globe that is participating in  a new international study to evaluate a new tool to lead to more successful outcomes.  If you or someone you know is undergoing IVF therapy, you/they may be eligible to participate in this international study at MCRM…

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Dr. Peter Ahlering Remains an In-Network Provider for Cigna HealthCare

November 6, 2017

Recently, a letter was distributed by Cigna Healthcare to individuals informing them that effective 10/12/2017, Dr. Peter Ahlering, was no longer participating in the Cigna HealthCare network under the specialty of Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility.  Those receiving this letter have been concerned that their in-network benefits were no longer applicable with Dr. Ahlering at MCRM Fertility. Please…

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