Focus on Fertility is a weekly podcast aimed to assist those who may be experiencing difficulties conceiving by providing answers and education by meeting with experts in the world of reproductive medicine.  We’ll investigate a useful topic to better explain fertility, infertility, ways to cope, treatments, technology and much more each week. Be sure to subscribe to us and not miss a single episode.

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Ep. 10 – The Keto Diet and Living a Ketogenic Lifestyle

May 22, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility, we speak with a health and wellness expert, Dustin Schaffer. Dustin has been coaching individuals on the benefits of living a Ketogenic lifestyle for more than a decade. He and his wife also attest to its benefits with relationship to fertility, too. Dustin teaches us about the Keto…

Ep. 9 – Using Embryo Adoption as an Option

May 15, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility we’ll speak with a couple, Nate & Julie, who recently completed the use of embryo adoption to help in completing their family. Are you aware of embryo adoption as an option that might be right for you? If not or if you are curious about the processes and…

Bonus Episode: Be Part of a Clinical Study – Endometrial Receptivity

May 10, 2018

In this bonus episode of Focus on Fertility we sit down with reproductive specialist, Dr. Mira Aubuchon of MCRM Fertility to discuss an on-going clinical study that you may be interested in participating in. The study involves the Endometrial Receptivity Assay (ERA) test and investigates a possible new, non-invasive method of completing the test. Dr.…

Ep. 8 – Coping with Miscarriage

May 8, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility, we’re joined by Dr. Stephen Mitchell. Miscarriages occur much more frequently then many realize; however, when they occur they can be difficult to cope with. This is especially true if one has experienced multiple miscarriages. Dr. Mitchell discuss his own struggle with miscarriage and offers advice on how…

Ep. 7 – Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR)

May 1, 2018

We’re rejoined with Dr. Peter Ahlering of MCRM Fertility. Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR) or Low Ovarian Reserve is the largest diagnoses related to female fertility factor and assisted reproductive technology (ART) per the most recent 2015 CDC National ART Summary Report. As women age, the natural occurring “Biological Clock” ticks resulting in known lower fertility…

Ep. 6 – National Infertility Awareness Week

April 24, 2018

In this episode we’re on location at Infertility Awareness Day at the Ballpark in Busch Stadium in St. Louis . We sit down with those in attendance and discuss the impact Infertility Awareness Day has on them. Plus, we speak with Dr. Cole Nilson, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, OB/GYN, who helps women struggling with infertility. He…

Ep. 5 – ReceptivaDx: A New Test to Help Bring Success with Unexplained Infertility and/or Prior Implantation Failure

April 17, 2018

Christopher Jackson from CiceroDx to discusses the new ReceptivaDx test. This test is beginning to be utilized to assist patients who have experienced prior IVF/embryo implantation failure. We’ll learn about ReceptivaDx, how it works and how it can assist in improving success rates with IVF. For additional information on the ReceptivaDx test CLICK HERE!  

Ep. 4 – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

April 10, 2018

In this episode of Focus on Fertility we speak with Dr. Mira Aubuchon of MCRM Fertility. Dr. Aubuchon, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, specializes in the care of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She will shed light on exactly what PCOS is and how it impacts one’s fertility potential.

Ep. 3 – EmbryoScope: Technology to Help Select a Better Embryo

April 3, 2018

We’re joined by Susie Oliver of Vitrolife to discuss a special piece of technology within some labs in North American Fertility centers, the Embryoscope, time-lapse incubator. What is the Embryoscope and how does it help improve success rates with IVF? These are just a couple of the questions that will be answered with this episode.

Ep. 2 – Acupuncture and Fertility

March 27, 2018

We’re joined by licensed acupuncturist John Schmieder of Community Acupuncture of St. Louis. Acupuncture can be utilized to assist in improving one’s fertility or may be utilized in combination with other assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments such as IUI or IVF. John explains how acupuncture works and how it can be beneficial.