mind and body wellness

three pillars of good health, exercise, supplements and diet

Three Pillars of Health: Diet, Exercise and Supplements

August 25, 2021

Improving fertility potential begins with a healthy lifestyle following the three pillars of good health.

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Grieving couple after being told that they had a miscarriage

Coping with Miscarriage as an Individual and as a Couple

May 10, 2018

Recently, Stephen Mitchell, MDiv, PhD, LPC, LMFT, a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist, stopped in to be part of Focus on Fertility to discuss how individuals and couples can cope with miscarriage. Miscarriage is the most common cause of pregnancy loss.  Research studies have estimated that approximately 20% of all known…

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A baby being held by it's mother at the Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark 2018

Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark 2018

April 24, 2018

The second annual Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark commenced on Sunday, April 22, 2018 as a kick-off event to National Infertility Awareness Week in St. Louis, Missouri. Nearly 250 participants took part at Busch Stadium. The weather, in general, held out for most of the game with only a few sprinkles from time-to-time and…

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Flip the Script and change the conversation about infertility. National Infertility Awareness Week 2018

National Infertility Awareness Week 2018: “Flip the Script”

April 20, 2018

At MCRM Fertility, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is another opportunity for us to support and encourage our patients struggling with infertility. The Infertility Support Program will be hosting daily events to commemorate this special week. The week kicks off with  Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark on Sunday followed by: Flowers for Fertility (Monday,…

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Nutrition and Fitness Strategies for Improving PCOS Symptoms and Fertility

April 18, 2018

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition that affects roughly 10% of the female population, and is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility.  In many cases, the first action that health care providers recommend for women with PCOS is that they make specific lifestyle changes, such as controlling nutrition and exercise. Many women, however, do not understand…

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A mother consoling her grown up daughter after she received bad news

Grandparents of the Future Class: Become Knowledgable and Supportive

April 4, 2018

The struggle with infertility affects not only patients, but their family and friends as well. The emotion, the heartache, the pain and guilt is more than hard for couples to cope. For family members, especially parents of those struggling through infertility, a different kind of hardship arrises as they often don’t know what to say…

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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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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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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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MCRM Fertility is a hosting a St. Louis area infertility patient support meet and greet in november 2017

November Infertility Patient Support Meet & Greet, Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm

October 26, 2017

When walking the journey through infertility, you have to learn a whole new language. You are so overwhelmed with emotions, anxiety and excitement and presented with many different terms. In addition, its HARD to find ways to communicate with family and friends. While one can TRY and relate or even understand, those that can empathize…

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