Medications for IVF Treatment

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF 1 Comment

• The success of IVF largely depends on growing multiple eggs at once • Injections of the natural hormones FSH and/or LH (gonadotropins) that are normally involved in ovulation every month are used for this purpose • Additional medications are used to prevent premature ovulation • An overly vigorous ovarian response can occur, or conversely an inadequate response Medications may …

Cryopreservation of Embryos

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Cryopreservation, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, Infertility Information, Micro IVF, Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

In 1985, my mentors, Drs. Howard W. Jones Jr. and his wife Georgeanna Seegar Jones, the two pioneers of in-vitro fertilization in the USA and the entire western hemisphere, proposed the potential benefits of cryopreserving or freezing embryos following an IVF cycle. They predicted that cryopreserving embryos for future transfers would increase the overall success rate of IVF and make …

Polycystic Ovarian Disease

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, PCOS 1 Comment

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance.   It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant.  PCOS may affect the way you look and can be associated with a variety of health problems including diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder of …