Through My Eyes: A Historical Perspective of the Birth of IVF

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Dave Kreiner, MD, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, Journey To The Crib Video Series, Pamela Madsen, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine 0 Comments

Journey To The Crib – Ep. 3 – Giving Birth To IVF at the Jones Institute on Vimeo. My first day of fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Jones Institute was the day the Institute moved from the old quarters at the medical school to their new location at Hoffheimer Hall.  Movers carried boxes laden heavy with text books …

New Media for Information and Communication

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, High order Multiple Births, Infertility Information, Journey To The Crib Video Series, Pamela Madsen, Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

I was at a meeting with one of the insurance companies when I was asked, “How do you educate patients regarding the risks of multiple pregnancy?” I realized that as much as I try to counsel patients and teach them that we had limited written materials and no audio visual. It was at that point that we decided to create …

When Are You Too Old To Be a Mother?

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Egg Donation, Infertility Information, News, Ovum Donation 0 Comments

When I saw that Maria de Carmen Bousada (the oldest mother to conceive at the time with donated eggs and the help of an IVF program) had died, my first thought was to extend my sincere condolences to her family and in particular to her two year twin boys. My heart truly went out to them. It is a great …

Things you should know about your Embryo Transfer

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Embryo Transfer, IVF 0 Comments

After a few days of development, the best appearing embryos are selected for transfer The number chosen influences the pregnancy rate and the multiple pregnancy rate A woman’s age and the appearance of the developing embryo have the greatest influences on pregnancy outcome Embryos are placed in the uterine cavity with a thin tube Excess embryos of sufficient quality that …

No More “Jon and Kate” Casualties

David Kreiner, MD Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

Jon and Kate Plus Eight has brought the tragedy of the high order multiple pregnancy to the American living room. This is a subject that I was first introduced to when I entered the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility in 1985 at the Jones Institute in Virginia. In those days, fertility treatments, like IVF were inefficient and we needed …