17 08, 2017

Family Building with Embryo Banking

By | 2017-08-17T13:45:02+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

For some couples, building a family is not an easy process. Men and women alike can experience fertility complications that make having a child difficult. Fortunately, modern scientists and researchers have pioneered technologies and treatments that help couples have the family they deserve. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)  In vitro fertilization is one of the [...]

21 07, 2017

Tenth Time is the Charm for Single Mother by Choice

By | 2017-07-21T15:58:15+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Zola is only four years old, but the young lady already knows her “birth story.” “She understands that Dr. Surrey put her in my belly (via in vitro fertilization), according to her proud mom, Traci Kodeck, of Towson, Maryland. Of course, Zola’s birth story doesn’t begin to cover Traci’s long and difficult path to [...]

23 06, 2017

How CCRM Changed the IVF Landscape

By | 2017-06-23T08:32:49+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

CCRM continually raises the bar by finding new and innovative ways, so that individuals have the best chance at having a healthy baby. Our research efforts have resulted in numerous important advances in the field of reproductive endocrinology. CCRM changed the in vitro fertilization (IVF) landscape by pioneering comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) and in 2007, [...]

20 06, 2017

Acupuncture: An Alternative Approach to Infertility

By | 2017-06-20T21:14:35+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Used for thousands of years for its therapeutic benefits, acupuncture is the cornerstone of Chinese medicine. Sterile, hair-thin needles are inserted into the skin at specific points (commonly referred to as acupuncture points). When these points are stimulated it has a regulating effect on the endocrine and nervous system. U.S. doctors are increasingly recommending acupuncture [...]

4 05, 2017

CCRM Physician Experiences Egg Freezing Firsthand

By | 2017-06-23T13:35:06+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Amidst her fellowship in her early 30s, CCRM Minneapolis physician Dr. April Batcheller knew it would be years before she and her husband would be ready for a family. After seeing many patients in their 30s and 40s struggle with low ovarian reserve, she began to question her own fertility and decided it was in [...]

23 04, 2017

Listen Up! It’s National Infertility Awareness Week

By | 2017-05-04T11:40:27+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

ONE IN EIGHT American couples struggle with infertility at some point in their lives.  It’s a disease that impacts millions of Americans and does not discriminate based on gender, religion, race, socioeconomic status or sexuality. Although, so many of us are affected by infertility, it is a topic that is rarely talked about in the [...]

4 01, 2017

Older Patients Use Single Embryo Transfer for Successful, Healthy Pregnancies

By | 2017-05-04T11:55:10+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

CCRM’s highest priority is to help our patients have the greatest chance of success of pregnancy with the fewest risks. Women over the age of 35 are now turning to single embryo transfer with comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) and having great outcomes. Kaylyn and Paul Krummen struggled to get pregnant on their own, so they [...]

14 10, 2016

CCRM to Present at 2016 ASRM Annual Meeting

By | 2016-10-14T11:40:36+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Congratulations to CCRM’s team of scientists and physicians that will be presenting at this year’s American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19, 2016. We are excited to announce that the following posters and presentations will be featured during the conference: A NOVEL PREDICTIVE MODEL OF THE [...]

15 09, 2016

Fight Like a Girl – PCOS Awareness Month

By | 2017-05-27T06:44:31+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The month of September is dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Also known as the “perfect hormonal storm,” PCOS is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women and involves irregular function of the ovaries. Roughly 5 million women in the U.S. (between 5-10% of women of childbearing age) [...]

15 07, 2016

Empowerment Through Egg Freezing

By | 2017-05-27T06:44:31+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Women are increasingly deferring childbearing in order to focus on their careers. However, putting off pregnancy comes with risks. There is a natural decline in fertility many years prior to the onset of menopause despite a woman having regular ovulatory cycles. By age 35, a woman’s chance of conceiving per month decreases in half. Additionally, [...]