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CRM’s Small Talk Survival Guide

What do you think of when you look back on the holiday season? Do you think about the Christmas you celebrated with your family? Do you think about cherished loved ones you were blessed to celebrate the holidays with? We hope so, but don’t feel bad if you answered “no” to those questions. Family is a hu… Continue Reading

Fertility’s “Michelle Obama Effect” Is in Full Swing

Fertility – especially infertility – is a very personal thing for people. This has the unfortunate side effect of leaving people who suffer from infertility feeling very isolated due to the lack of people who come forward to tell their own stories of fertility issues. While no one should be expected to or… Continue Reading

CRM Andrology: The Who, What, When, and Why Of It

As you may already be aware of, we are expanding our menu of fertility health services at CRM. We are proud to offer andrology services for men throughout the Twin Cities under the banner of CRM Andrology (formerly Allina Health Andrology Laboratory). This is a logical next step for us as we have long prid… Continue Reading

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Egg Freezing: Still In The News

If you think you have been seeing a lot of content about egg freezing lately it’s because you have. A brief look at recent headlines includes the following: These Glamorous Fertility Studios Are Changing The Egg Freezing Conversation Thinking About Egg Freezing? Here’s What You Need To Know Egg… Continue Reading

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Socks: A Gift That Gets Better With Age

If you were to ask 10 children or teens to tell you what the worst gift they ever received was, chances are at least a few of them would reply with “socks”. Can you blame them? Kids filled with visions of exciting toys, electronic devices or even cash are somewhat deflated by opening up the gift of socks.… Continue Reading

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Infertility Doesn’t Take The Summer Off

The heat of summer brings back fond memories. Many of these memories are centered on family vacations of the past, trips to the beach, and relaxing afternoons spent in a hammock. Summer can be a wonderful time to slow the pace down a couple of notches and recharge your batteries. Infertility is relentless… Continue Reading

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The Center for Reproductive Medicine: A Legacy of Education, Inclusivity and Choice (via MDNews)

Originally posted on Minnesota MDNews By Jenna Haines Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Compassionate, evidence-based fertility services for all individuals and couples looking to conceive propels reproductive care forward at the Center for Reproductive Medicine. According to the CDC, approximately 6% of women… Continue Reading

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Jean Purdy’s Recognition Is Long Overdue

There’s a saying, unattributed, that says greatness is often not appreciated in its own time. Unfortunately, the same was true of a female nurse and embryologist’s role in developing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Until now. At CRM we have built our practice on cutting-edge technology and procedures, but… Continue Reading

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Looking At Infertility Through Male Eyes

With Father’s Day in the rearview mirror, chances are you can relate to at least one of the following: Your social media feeds were inundated with people posting tributes to their fathers, husbands, and even grandfathers You picked up the phone and checked in with dear old Dad You enjoyed some qu… Continue Reading

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What's Not To Love About Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is a day that people look forward to every year. In Minnesota, there's meaning beyond motherhood as Mother's Day usually coincides with the fishing opener and spring entering full bloom. What's not to love about Mother's Day? Plenty, if you're among the many women and 1 in 8 couples who are in… Continue Reading

NIAW: National Infertility Awareness Week; #infertilityuncovered April 21-27, 2019 infertilityawareness.org

#InfertilityUncovered- April 21-27 Is National Infertility Awareness Week

Do You Want To Know A Secret? Infertility does not discriminate based on sex, race, religion, age, or financial status. Everyone from friends, neighbors, coworkers, and celebrities have been touched by infertility, whether they have chosen to go public or not. April 21-27 is National Infertility Awareness… Continue Reading

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Lawyers Are Putting Their Fertility On Ice

According to a new report in The American Lawyer, busy lawyers are choosing to freeze their eggs while they focus on their careers. Elizabeth Brown, a 29-year-old associate at a New York law firm, says that she and her friends all plan to freeze their eggs within the next few years if they are still single. T… Continue Reading

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