fertility screening

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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New Male Fertility ASSAY Proven to Predict Male Fertility

March 12, 2019

A new test to assess male fertility is now available at MCRM Fertility, Cap-Score™. MCRM Fertility is currently the only regional center in the Midwest to be able to offer this new, advanced analysis. Cap-Score™ provides better information allowing the physician and the couple to make better decisions together to increase the likelihood of 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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Western World Crisis…Lowering Fertility Rates

May 4, 2018

It is a complex social and population issue; however, there are steps that can be taken but it requires us to be aware and have a general understanding. Beginning in the mid-1960s, a trend of lowering fertility rates has been recorded in the United States with an all-time low of 62.0 births per 1,000 women…

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Male Aging and the Decline in Fertility Potential

April 5, 2018

Studies assessing sperm deficiencies and the reduction in male factor fertility are numerous. More recently, studies have been investigating the effect of male aging and its association with reduced male fertility potential.  It’s no mystery that it requires both a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm to create a baby. Women are quite familiar with…

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

November 9, 2017

The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine (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…

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Dr. Doug Gliedt presents Lab 101, what occurs behind the fertility center lab door at MCRM Fertility

Lab101: Learn What Takes Place Behind the Lab Door

October 26, 2017

MCRM Fertility Lab Director, Dr. Gliedt, will be the next host presenter of Doctors and Donuts, Friday, November 10th at 7:15 am. Grab a light breakfast and enjoy a cup of Joe before starting your day and at the same time learn a little bit of how a fertility center’s laboratory works and what takes…

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Suncreen and its effect on infertility

Sunscreen and its possible effects on Infertility

June 20, 2017

The Summer is here… Are you headed out to enjoy some fun in the sun? Research has shown that sunscreen may be having an impact on male factor fertility, better yet, sperm quality. According to recent studies, it’s the chemicals found in sunscreen that can contribute to this finding. Danish researchers who studied the UV…

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A Ten Year Retrospective to Today: My Infertility Journey

May 22, 2017

Ten Years ago today, I was a first grade teacher, living LIFE teaching a classroom full of 27 first grade students. Ten Years ago today, I was a wife yearning for a child that once was told was never possible. Ten Years ago today, I was a scared and yet excited patient of Dr. Peter…

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