fertility and age

Can Low-Dose Aspirin Affect Pregnancy Outcomes?

June 15, 2021

According to the results of a recent study, (LDA) or low-dose aspirin therapy before conception may enhance pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced miscarriage. Reproduction can be a clumsy process, with the chance of conception thought to be about 25% per menstrual cycle.  Nearly 30% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss.  Additionally, the…

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An Egg and Sperm Crisis

May 26, 2021

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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Could supplementation help slow the age-related fertility decline?

March 25, 2021

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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Should you be considering sperm cryopreservation?

February 18, 2021

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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Myth: Miscarriages arising from chromosomally abnormal (aneuploid) embryos occur only in older women

May 19, 2020

Although increased age is a risk factor for embryo aneuploidy (abnormality) and miscarriages, younger women (<35) are at substantial risk for producing aneuploid embryos particularly when they have a history of recurrent miscarriages.  It may be that in these women the uterine lining is too selective.  In other words, the uterine lining is inappropriately allowing…

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MYTH: More than (2) Growing Follicles During IUI Therapy Provides a Higher Pregnancy Rate

May 4, 2020

A recently published study in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Vol. 135, No. 5, May 2020), “Mature Follicle Count and Multiple Gestation Risk Based on Patient Age in Intrauterine Insemination Cycles with Ovarian Stimulation” (Evans et al) evaluated the risk of multiple level pregnancies by age group and the number of mature follicles obtained related to the…

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Declining Sperm Counts

September 3, 2019

A recent study  dubbed an urgent wake-up call has identified an area of great concern for researchers and health authorities.  According to research at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, sperm counts have dropped by more than 50% over the last 40 years in men from New Zealand,…

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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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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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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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