male fertility

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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New Biological Marker in DNA Damaged Sperm for Repeated Miscarriages

January 28, 2019

New research published in Clinical Chemistry, has linked repeated miscarriages to sperm with more DNA damage.  Three or more miscarriages before 20 weeks of gestation defined repeated miscarriages and occurred in 1% to 2% of couples.  Customarily, the focus is on the women when screening for the underlying cause.  The spotlight in recent years has…

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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 biological clock

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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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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Young person receiving acupncture treatment for infertility

MCRM Fertility & Community Acupuncture Partner Together to Offer Patients the Benefits of Acupuncture at MCRM

October 25, 2017

The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine (MCRM Fertility) and Community Acupuncture are partnering together to provide patients who are undergoing infertility treatment the opportunity to augment their treatment with on-site acupuncture at MCRM Fertility. Several clinical studies have shown the benefits of increased pregnancy rates when receiving acupuncture during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment.  Recently,…

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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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MCRM Fertility Friends Facebook Group

Introduction: MCRM Fertility Friends Facebook Group

June 18, 2017

At MCRM Fertility, we’re always looking for opportunities to enhance the patient experience. Over the past several of months, it has been requested by numerous patients to have an outlet (forum) to share stories, encourage and receive support from others walking in similar shoes. Patients ASK, we LISTEN! MCRM Fertility Friends Facebook Group has been…

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Infertility Couple

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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