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Fertility Minute: What is RPL?

RPL stands for recurrent pregnancy loss. This is a diagnosis given to women who have had 2 or more clinical pregnancy losses (miscarriages). Clinical pregnancy losses are those pregnancies seen on ultrasound or examined after the mother miscarries.

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Foods to Boost Your Fertility

What if foods had the ability to help you conceive? Well, certain foods provide vitamins and nutrients that can help your reproductive health. The fertility specialists at SIRM St. Louis share some of the foods that could help boost your fertility.

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Fertility Minute: What is IVF?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) literally translates into fertilization that happens outside the body. It is the process of removing sperm and egg from the body and developing them “in vitro” - in a dish.

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Fertility Minute: What is an IUI?

An Intrauterine Insemination or IUI is a procedure in which processed and concentrated sperm are placed directly into the uterus (or womb) using a catheter (long skinny tube). This procedure increases the likelihood of getting pregnant because the maximal amount of sperm are being placed into the uterus and bypassing the vagina and the cervix.

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Fertility Minute: Male Infertility

Let’s Talk Men!

Male Infertility. As they say – “in a heterosexual relationship it takes two to tango”. Ok so I added the heterosexual part 😉, but the fact is - we need sperm and egg to create a baby.

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Delay Fertility Treatment

Time is of the essence, especially if you’re considering fertility treatments. Couples who have been trying to get pregnant for one year shouldn’t delay fertility treatments, as chances of conceiving may dip as more time passes. The specialists at SIRM St. Louis discuss why you shouldn’t put off fertility treatments any longer.

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Fertility Minute: Female Athlete Triad

Today’s topic is the Female Athlete Triad - this diagnosis is given to women who are physically active and have an “energy imbalance” meaning they are using more energy than they are consuming. These women are usually very fit and dedicated to their sport.

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Fertility Minute: Secondary Infertility

https://youtu.be/fLVVBnLKG0I “Hey! When are you having another one?!” Your acquaintance/friend/family member asks you while gesturing to your child. These kind of questions can feel like daggers ( 🗡) to couples struggling with secondary infertility. Secondary...

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