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“Yeah ME Too” Episode 2: Fear Resilience

August 31, 2016

I do a lot of writing for entrepreneurs who are in need of content but short on time. I write their blog posts; they carry on, working with clients. It’s a fine way to bring in money while working from home, and it’s definitely a piece of my job that helps me learn more and…

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Come Join MCRM For A Fun Fall Day At The Farm: Patient Support Event

August 24, 2016

The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine (MCRM Fertility) is excited to host a special, family-friendly patient support event at Eckert’s Family Fun Farm in Millstadt, Illinois, Saturday, October 8, 2016. This event is is open to all past, current and prospective patients. Previous patients, we would love to meet your little Ahlering Pumpkins so be…

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Dr. Ahlering Featured On FoxNews.Com: Is Mini IVF The Next Breakthrough?

August 23, 2016

I appreciated the author, Julie Relevant, writing the article “ Mini IVF: The next breakthrough in fertility treatment ” for FoxNews.com. The article reviews whether or not Mini IVF is a breakthrough therapy for patients needing IVF and takes a look at a patient’s success while including expert input, including myself, on the overall procedure…

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Fertility Fraud: Natural Killer (NK) Cell Testing

August 16, 2016

This article, ” Natural Killer Cells – Fertility Fraud?“, from a reputable IVF clinic in Europe, certainly echoes the thoughts that we have and actually is the consensus of the Reproductive Medicine community. Many excellent articles have been written to this effect echoing the concerns put forth by these authors. The renowned physicians in England…

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Men With “Normal” Semen Analysis May Still Suffer Male Factor Infertility

July 7, 2016

This is an excellent article that shows that even in guys who have “NORMAL” semen analysis results, the majority of the sperm are abnormal; abnormal in chromosomal and DNA content. Thus, this leads to abnormal (aneuploid) embryo development. Obviously this is crucial in the process of embryo development and the sustainability of a pregnancy. What…

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Preserving Fertility Prior To Traveling Into Zika Infected Areas

July 5, 2016
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MCRM Fertility Receives Egg Cryopreservation Accreditation

June 30, 2016

The number of women in the United States choosing to preserve their future fertility through the process of freezing their eggs has grown more than seven times in the last five years; from just 500 cycles in 2009 to nearly 6,200 cycles in 2014, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, which collects data…

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From The Desk Of Dr. Peter Ahlering: Validity Of NK Cell Testing

June 10, 2016

Due to recent information and review of many records in my office at MCRM Fertility, I have seen a variety of patients that have undergone unfortunate additional testing. I find it appropriate for me to initiate a blog to discuss reproductive immunology. Through my long history studying reproductive immunology, it is indeed just that “long”,…

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Chaos In The Embryo: Genetics + Fertility = Outcome

April 4, 2016

Recent literature and studies have shown that through the use of chromosomal assessment , human embryos are even more unstable than previously thought. An analysis of embryos derived from fertility treatments, reveals the high rate of abnormalities in these embryos. It has been well known for a long time that high rates of chromosomal abnormality occur in human eggs which leads to chromosomal abnormalities (aneuplo)

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why your April Fools Joke isn't a joke at all

April Fool’s Day Is No Joke: A View Through The Eyes Of An Infertility Patient

March 31, 2016

To many, April Fool’s Day is all FUN and GAMES. To someone that is struggling with infertility or history of miscarriage, it’s no JOKE. As someone who has been in the shoes of “infertility” there’s nothing that hurts more than others PRETENDING to be something that they are not. This April Fool’s day, you, too,…

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different versus the same

“Yeah Me Too” Episode 11: The Same Isn’t The Same

January 19, 2016

Lindsay continues her series, “Yeah Me Too” with a candid review of proceeding with a second IVF cycle and how the same is not exactly the same.

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sperm quality with age

Sperm Banking: Conquering The Male Biological Clock

November 12, 2015

It is a very common situation that we run in to where we have moderate to severemale factor infertility. By definition, a moderate to severe male factor is a very low count and motility on a traditional semen analysis; this would not be qualitative abnormalities such as DNA Fragmentation but simply a quantitative determination. 90%…

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MCRM’s 2016 IVF Treatment Cycle Dates

October 5, 2015

Are you desiring to be pregnant in 2016! MCRM is ready to assist you. If you are interested in pursuing treatment with in vitro fertilization (IVF), MCRM is pleased to announce our (10) IVF treatment cycle dates for 2016. Treatment will be available every month except for March and December. The dates listed indicate the…

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Patient Support Program Launches At MCRM Fertility

June 16, 2015

Nearly eight years ago, MCRM’s New Patient Liaison and Patient Support Specialist, Jennifer Bader and her husband Dale heard some of the most hurtful words that any couple would want to hear; “you’ll never be able to conceive a child”; Jennifer Bader says, “being strong willed and determined to have a family we did not…

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