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ASRM Certification: A New Era At CRM

Continuing To Invest In Improved Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes The Center for Reproductive Medicine is now the only center in the state of Minnesota that has a nursing staff certified in reproductive nursing. This ensures our patients are getting the most educated, supportive nursing staff available i… Continue Reading

The Heat of Summer Is a Great Time to Think About Freezing

In the midst of the sweltering summer we’re living through in the Twin Cities, thoughts of the icy surfaces and bitter cold temperatures of winter are nowhere near top of mind. However, for those who have dreams of starting a family when the time is right, summer can be a perfect time to think of another ty… Continue Reading

Does “You Are What You Eat” Apply to Fertility?

At some point in your life you’ve surely heard the old saying that “you are what you eat”. The idea is that by eating foods that are universally agreed to be good for you – such as piles of green vegetables – you will be a healthier person. Women who have trouble getting and staying pregnant are… Continue Reading

Infertility Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Dew in the grass, toes in the sand, a cold drink in hand, and a balmy breeze are some of the common images or memories that come to mind when you think about summer. While many people take advantage of the relaxed pace and welcoming weather to take a much deserved vacation, fertility issues never go on vacati… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Is a Day of Mixed Emotions for Many

A quick stroll through the greeting card aisle at your local drug store will leave you with the impression that Mother’s Day is a day overflowing with happiness, warmth, gratitude, and contentment. For at least 1 out of every 8 women (and their partners), the emotions associated with Mother’s Day are quit… Continue Reading

#FlipTheScript – National Infertility Awareness Week

What do you think about when you hear the word “infertility”? Unless you or a loved one has experienced infertility, you likely think about an older woman who has let her “biological clock” tick for too long and is now struggling to conceive. Not only is this media-driven narrative extremely insensiti… Continue Reading

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Male Infertility

If you spend enough time engaging with social media, you will inevitably come across a meme that makes light of the perils of being a woman and finds a humorous connection to their male counterparts. It goes something like this: MENstruation. MENopause. MENtal breakdowns. Notice how all women’s problems be… Continue Reading

CRM’s Reproductive Endocrinologist Joins The Paul & Jordana Show

We heard a familiar voice when we tuned into WCCO radio’s The Paul & Jordana Show on February 20. Meg M. Hopeman, M.D. joined the hosts for a segment to educate them and their listeners on the topic of egg freezing.   https://ivfminnesota.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Paul-and-Jordana-2-20-… Continue Reading

Donor Egg Treatment: One Patient's Story

Donor egg treatment is a lesser known fertility treatment that is often the best option for women who are unable to produce eggs that are likely to result in a successful pregnancy. In fact, it is one of the most successful advanced reproductive therapy (ART) procedures available as long as the eggs used are… Continue Reading

40th Anniversary of First IVF Baby: What Does The Future Hold For IVF?

40 Years of IVF: Looking Back and Looking Forward We have come a long way in the past four decades. There is a good chance you are reading this on a mobile device and do not remember the last time you searched your pocket for change to deposit in a pay phone. One thing that individuals, couples and famili… Continue Reading

Therapeutic Donor Insemination: What You Need to Know

Therapeutic donor insemination (TDI) is a form of artificial insemination that uses donor sperm from an anonymous or known donor. The procedure involves placing previously frozen (thawed) sperm in the uterus at the time of ovulation. Who can benefit from therapeutic donor insemination? TDI can be an effecti… Continue Reading

How to Support Your Spouse When Going Through Infertility

If you’re facing Infertility, you may know all too well how stressful it can be. With all the tests, fertility charting, timed intercourse, and medical procedures, you and your spouse could stop connecting before you even realize it. But, there are things you can do help your marriage and support each other… Continue Reading