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Expanding your family is a personal and exciting journey. But for some couples trying to have a second child, unexpected challenges and complications can pop up that prevent pregnancy. This is a particularly stressful and emotional experience for the family since they likely did not have difficulty with the first pregnancy. This is the new,...
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For many women, understanding their menstrual cycle is not only essential for managing their overall health and well-being, but also for planning pregnancy, and understanding your body’s ability to conceive. Your menstrual cycle can reveal valuable insights about your fertility, and whether medical intervention may be required to help you grow your family.  In this...
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For a lot of couples who are trying to conceive, fertility can be a challenging journey. One common obstacle is a low egg reserve, which can make achieving pregnancy more difficult.  This does not mean that it’s impossible.There are various strategies and lifestyle changes that can help improve fertility when faced with this issue. In...
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Exercise During IVF: Dos and Don'ts
Undergoing IVF can be a physically and emotionally demanding journey. While exercise is generally beneficial for overall health, it becomes especially important to take care during this time as it can have an impact on both the success of the IVF procedure and your well-being. In this blog, we’ll explore the dos and don’ts of...
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Embarking on the journey of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be an emotional and transformative experience. Years ago, we did not have good freezing techniques, but now the success rates are generally higher for frozen over fresh embryo transfers. In fact, most programs only do frozen transfers. You may have questions  and concerns about what...
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If you’re undergoing, or are planning to begin an IVF cycle, you likely have a lot of questions. While your doctor should always be your first point of contact to help provide answers, we know that sometimes they pop in your mind in the most inopportune times – like the middle of the night, right...
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In the realm of reproductive medicine, advancements are constantly being made to address the challenges faced by couples trying to grow their family. Ovarian rejuvenation is a cutting-edge procedure that has gained attention in recent years for its potential to enhance fertility and offer hope to those struggling with certain reproductive difficulties. In this blog,...
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If you’re looking into IVF as part of your fertility journey, then pricing is likely on your mind. In fact, “how much is it” is one of the most commonly searched questions relating to IVF on Google, and we can understand why. Especially when the pricing varies so drastically from clinic to clinic. Here at...
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We know that a fertility journey can seem like a daunting thing – and when at the starting line, it can look long and confusing. But it doesn’t need to, your fertility doctor can help make sense of the steps up to and including IVF. At Fertility Partnership we have an organized way of approaching...
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There’s a common misconception that inability to conceive is a biologically female concern – and it can come as a surprise how often male infertility is actually the cause. In fact, in as many as 50% of couples struggling to conceive, male infertility is the cause.  Recent reports are showing that the problem is getting...
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Beginning fertility treatment can be scary, we know. Your emotions can run high, and you have spent hours on the computer seeing differing opinions. It can feel incredibly overwhelming. You might be wondering “should I be eating more pineapple?” –  but you don’t have to do it alone. Your fertility doctor and team should be...
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PLATELET RICH PLASMA COULD IMPROVE EGG QUANTITY OR QUALITY- OVARIAN REJUVENATION PRP OVARIAN REJUVENATION IS $2200 AT FERTILITY PARTNERSHIP WITH We can take women’s own blood and centrifuge and separate out layers and extract a portion of it called “Platelet-Rich Plasma”, nicknamed PRP. That concentrated portion of your blood, PRP, contains various chemical factors that...
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Over the past few weeks, we’ve received many questions from our patients and social media community about the impact of COVID-19 on their fertility treatment. Here, we answer your most common questions and hope to provide some insight. What is our availability and hours right now? Answer: Our hours of operation are 8a.m. until 2p.m....
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So you are ready to build your family. You have stopped using contraceptives of all kinds and stocked up on a few home pregnancy tests. A few months go by and nothing happens. You start to worry. Your doctor reassures you that you are young enough and healthy enough “So just relax.” You might even...
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Fertility Partnership: A Leader in the Field of Infertility So why did Fertility Partnership, fondly known as FP to our “graduates”, become a leading program in Missouri? Our program, 15 minutes from the center of Creve Couer is in St. Charles County along highway 70. FP beat out other huge programs that have been around...
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Thinking about a Mini/micro IVF cycle…confused? Could it all just be hype in order to draw in patients? Mini/micro IVF often attracts people who are looking for a bargain. Remember the old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true…it likely isn’t.”  Some are drawn by the claim that it is superior in certain situations. It...
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 Tubal Reversal Surgery or “Self IVF” with Invocell Self IVF with Invocell has many advantages over Tubal Reversal   Many couples call us with the dilemma of whether to undergo a tubal reversal surgery or go straight to IVF. We believe we have an excellent option for you in “Self IVF” which utilizes the Invocell...
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Invocell at Fertility Partnership The cost of  Invocell cycle is $4750, before meds (less than 2k) Fertility Partnership offers In-Vitro Fertilization  based on the device called Invocell.  The general idea is that the body is used as the incubator and many of the costs of the laboratory are saved. The device has been in use...
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Fertility Partnership recently expanded its office space to accommodate the growing team and new patients. As the volume of patients has tripled over the last year it was necessary to enlarge for the increased volume of patients. The rapid growth of this clinic was caused because a year ago Fertility Partnership’s “live birth rates” were published...
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IVF at a University? Bad Idea In vitro fertilization is a very emotional and scary time for people who just want to be parents. The deep yearning for a child can stir up feelings of self-doubt and fear of failure. Concern about the high cost of procedures that have no guarantee adds to the worries....
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INVOcell technology is available now at Fertility Partnership   This technology allows the embryos to incubate inside the mother  What is INVOcell?   INVOcell is a device that allows for fertilization of eggs and incubation of embryos in the mother-to-be. The process requires eggs t0 be retrieved as in typical IVF and then placed in the chamber...
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Cost of IVF IVF FOR $8800 + Medications, It Makes No Sense to Pay More This includes all exams, ultrasounds, egg retrieval, sperm injection, the culture of embryos, and embryo transfer. It does not include medications and lab tests. If you have Extra embryos they can be frozen for $600 (includes 1-year storage). There is...
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Allowing a Fertility Miracle                   At Fertility Partnership we will let you try when other clinics will not.   Fertility miracles happen all the time. Almost every day a patient come to me for help in achieving the dream of having a baby and the chances that...
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Gestational Surrogacy at Fertility Partnership in Missouri   Having a family should be everyone’s right. At Fertility Partnership we are aware that many countries around the world and even some states within the USA have made it legally impossible. In our state, Missouri, in the heart of the United States, we are able to provide...
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Having fibroids does not mean you need a hysterectomy. If you want to save your uterus, you usually can. Don’t be pressured into hysterectomy. But if you need a hysterectomy then choose the right type. At Fertility Partnership we’ll help you get what you want. Fibroid tumors are benign, noncancerous, growths in a woman’s uterus. They...
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Endometriosis is extremely common-it affects 7% of all women and 25% or more of all women suffering from infertility. Many times it is discovered in women who really aren’t trying to get pregnant, they are suffering from pelvic pain, but want to preserve their ability to have children. It is important to understand that a fertility...
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A clinic in Chesterfield, Missouri is advertising under the name Fertility Partnership. When we first saw another clinic in Chesterfield, Missouri using our name we were annoyed. We have been proudly using the name Fertility Partnership for over 6 years and so why would they try to rip-off our name? It is said that “emulation...
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“We did not find any sperm in your semen analysis” Every man dreads hearing this after providing his semen specimen. Take a deep breath and think. You now know why you are not getting her pregnant. But does this mean you can not have children that are from your own sperm? Do not panic or bury...
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Stop the Biological Clock.  Leading IVF Clinic offers to Collect and Freeze your Eggs for Future Use at a Lower Cost.  Fertility Partnership has built a reputation as the clinic that has found a way to lower costs and also keep success rates high.As women are waiting longer to start their families and finding themselves running...
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How to Get Pregnant if You Are Not Ovulating-PCOS In the United States it is estimated that 15% of all fertile aged women don’t ovulate. The term Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is most commonly used although it really doesn’t describe the condition. Fertility doctors usually use the term Ovulatory Dysfunction. Whatever the name used...
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Let’s face it, providing a semen specimen can be a very embarrassing experience for men. If you are sent to a traditional lab then you can expect to be handed a cup, typically from a woman who says to go to the public restroom and provide a sample. For some men, it seems so awkward...
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Veterans Deserve Help Building their Families Fertility Partnership has been identified as a Top program in Missouri by our Live Birth Rates published in Atlanta by the CDC. Recently the plight of infertility among veterans was highlighted in the national media.  As the VA and TRICARE typically do not cover fertility treatments, our military heroes are left...
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An IVF cycle failed. We are so sorry, but, from an unsuccessful IVF cycle can come great knowledge and a chance to improve your chances of having a baby. You need to sit with the doctor and review. Doctor? What doctor? Have you seen the doctor? Here is what we do at Fertility Partnership. Welcome...
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Mini/micro IVF attracts people who are looking for a bargain. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true…it usually is. You have come to this page because you need to pursue  In-Vitro Fertilization and are wondering if Micro/mini IVF or some such named treatment protocol is right for you. You probably have been attracted by the low...
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Stress has been shown to cause infertility. How about stressful events from childhood? Read More
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If you are reading this blog, then you or a loved one may have been recently diagnosed with a serious medical condition and are facing impending treatments that could cause infertility. Powerful drugs, radiation therapy, or possibly surgery could soon destroy your egg supply or ability to carry a baby. If this is the case,...
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The unfortunate term PCOS can be traced back to some surgeons in the early 20th century. They were operating on some women who had very infrequent menstrual cycles and they decided to inspect the big, round, smooth ovaries that looked almost like white cue balls on a pool table.  Usually, the ovaries aren’t so smooth...
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Having fibroids does not mean you need a hysterectomy. If you want to save your uterus, you usually can. Fibroid tumors are benign, that is noncancerous, growth in a woman’s uterus. They are very common and can cause many problems. Most of the time they’re small and cause no issues at all, but for others,...
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Fertility Partnership is a leading provider for treatment of endometriosis. We will get the correct diagnosis and then offer treatment based on Your planned outcome. Whether it be controlling the pain, or getting pregnant, Fertility Partnership will help.   Endometriosis is a condition that affects anywhere from 3% to 7% of the general female population. It also...
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People who are struggling to build their families need hope and an inviting setting to seek their dream. I am the founder and director of  Fertility Partnership, with now more than twenty years of experience helping struggling couples.  So what drove me to create the peaceful, spa-like environment along Highway 70 in St Peters, Missouri?
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Clomiphene is the most commonly used drug to treat infertility. Many women struggling to get pregnant will go to their OB/GYN and receive a prescription for this drug, otherwise known as Clomid. The woman takes the pill for five days at the beginning of her cycle and is often told to return to have blood...
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Recently, it was calculated that approximately 125 IVF cases per 1 million residents are performed in the USA during the course of a  year. In most of the major westernized countries in Europe, they are performing between 400 – 500 cases per million residents.
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So you are ready to build your family. You have stopped using contraceptives of all kinds and stocked up on a few home pregnancy tests. A few months go by and nothing happens. You start to worry. Your doctor reassures you that you are young enough and healthy enough “so just relax.” You might even...
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Overweight patients face discrimination in the  fertility world. Obesity affects over 35% of the American public. It’s associated with many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions. Obesity is also associated with infertility most often because of  PCOS-polycystic ovarian syndrome. As infertility affects one in seven couples, many obese women find themselves...
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Do you want a baby someday but aren’t ready yet? Perhaps building your career, looking for the right partner, or enjoying some one-on-one time with your love before jumping onto the baby bandwagon?  “Of course I have plenty of time,” you’re probably thinking. The truth is, women only have a finite number of eggs and...
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Approximately 20% of couples struggling to get pregnant are told that they have “unexplained infertility”. After examinations and tests, the doctor states there is no known medical reason to explain why they haven’t conceived. Hearing this, many couples feel a great sense of frustration and think “if everything is okay, then why isn’t it working?”....
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Genetic screening techniques that allow parents to choose their children’s gender are now more accurate than ever and are becoming increasingly mainstream, but experts are divided over whether the technology should be used in this way. Learn More
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Advances in such fields as energy and medicine are poised to have transforming impacts in the next decade on the way we live. Learn More
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