Focus on Fertility

An in-depth look at evolving world of fertility care from the professionals at MCRM Fertility.


Embryo Adoption

This week we are joined by program director, Kimberly Tyson, of Snowflakes Embryo Adoption. What is embryo adoption? Is it the right path for you? What are the processes involved? What are the costs? All of these questions and more are answered. Additionally, if you are someone who may have frozen embryos in storage and looking for an option regarding them, adopting them to another family maybe a solution. Tune in and learn more. Contact Snowflakes Embryo Adoption at, or call 970.663.6799
00:17:32 10/31/2018

Past Episodes

Thomas "Rusty" Pool, Ph.D. HCLD, Fertility Center of San Antonio Scientific Director, has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine for nearly 40 years. Recently at #ASRM2018 in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Pool was awarded the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT) Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Pool joins us for this episode of Focus on Fertility to share his thoughts and insights regarding the changes that have taken place during his time in the embryology lab and where he predicts the field will head during the next several years. Learn more about Dr. Pool at
00:12:10 10/22/2018
This week we celebrate with our sponsor, MCRM Fertility, as they host a FREE event this weekend. Earlier this year, MCRM Fertility turned 5 and to celebrate their 5th Anniversary they are hosting a FALL FAMILY FUN event full of great activities for children and adults. They especially would like to invite all previous patients and graduates to be part of a very special picture opportunity. Tune in and learn more. Thank you very much and hope to see you all there on Saturday the 20th.
00:09:22 10/15/2018
#ASRM2018 in Denver, Colorado has officially concluded but before doing so some exciting news was released with respect to the use of artificial intelligence to select the "best" embryo for transfer. You'll want to tune in to be sure to learn more about this development. In addition, the FDA has recently approved a new, upgraded version of the EmbryoScope® time-lapse incubator and we stop by the Vitrolife booth to learn more and how this will help benefit more patients than before. Learn more about EmbryoScope at
00:11:37 10/10/2018
Another busy and information filled day at #ASRM2018 in Denver, Colorado. In today's podcast, we introduce you to a new way to get answers to your fertility questions from the experts in the field, at no cost or appointment necessary, with We also introduce you to a new ovulation system that is designed to help you better determine the "best" time of your cycle to try to naturally conceive. Lastly, we conclude with some highlight studies of the day that shows the impact your sleep cycle can have on your fertility potential. Be sure to Tune-in!
00:17:23 10/9/2018
This week, Focus on Fertility is covering the events and latest news from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's (ASRM) annual scientific congress and expo. Today, we meet with Sean Tipton of ASRM to discuss the role ASRM plays and the reason for the annual congress. We also speak with Olga Milobedzki from Ferring Pharmaceuticals to discuss the #TalkAboutTrying campaign Ferring is wanting you to be a part of. Lastly, we share some highlight stories and research releases from day 1 of #ASRM2018. Tune in today and throughout the week for updates and news from ASRM 2018.
00:13:59 10/7/2018
September is PCOS Awareness Month and on this episode of Focus on Fertility we sit down with personal trainer and movement specialist, Stephanie Wolf, to discuss ways to better your health when diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Stephanie will discuss ways to reduce the potential insulin resistance that one can be affected by as a result of their PCOS. This includes a look at one's diet, exercise and sleep habits. Learn how to better overcome PCOS and tune in. Learn more about this issue in Episode 4 of Focus on Fertility.
00:14:20 9/25/2018
On this episode of Focus on Fertility we learn about the egg donation process, specifically, the frozen egg donor process as we speak with donor manager, Margarita Lainez of the California Cryobank Donor Egg Bank.. We'll learn what steps it takes for one to become a donor, the regulations that govern egg donation and the process required to utilize frozen egg donation as an option to complete one's fertility journey. For more information regarding frozen egg donation or to contact the California Cryobank Donor Egg Bank please visit or call 240-778-6210.
00:21:03 9/18/2018
A part of the joy of parenthood is simply the events that get us there such as the intimacy and pleasure of sex. However, when one traverses the road of infertility the joy of sex often disappears. The pleasure and intimacy of the moment turns into a planned chore or a scheduled event on our daily calendar. So, how is one to keep it steamy under the sheets when battling through infertility? This week, we sit down with sexual health expert, Dr. Becky Lynn, to discuss the topic of sexual health and infertility and what couples can do to keep the pleasure of sex a life during this difficult journey. Be sure you tune-in! For additional assistance and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lynn contact her office at 314-977-744. For additional resources related to today's topic or to find a provider near you that can assist you with sexual healthcare needs visit
00:19:14 9/4/2018
This week we have the pleasure of speaking with the owners of Mandell's Clinical Pharmacy, Terry and Eddie Malanda. Learn about their incredible story and infertility journey. Like many of YOU, our listeners, they have traveled down the difficulty and often twisting road of infertility. Their journey has changed them both personally and professionally. From the purchase of a small, successful corner pharmacy, to the desire of parenthood, through the twists and turns of the difficulty fertility road to proud parents and owners of a national leading fertility care pharmacy, today. Tune in, be encouraged and learn about their incredible story and their desire to assist those traversing the infertility journey, today. To contact or learn more about Mandell's Clinical Pharmacy, visit
00:23:58 8/27/2018
In this episode of Focus on Fertility, Lori Batta, Chief Commericial Officer at Celmatix, joins us to share about the Fertilome test. The Fertilome test is a genetic test that helps to evaluate you DNA make-up for potential fertility risks such as early on-set menopause, ovarian dysfunction, PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss and much more. Anyone at any point in their fertility journey, whether just starting and giving some considerations on child bearing to those already in an advanced treatment process, can benefit from the information gained through Fertilome. Learn more and how Fertilome can benefit you. Tune in!
00:16:29 8/21/2018

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