In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Culture

David Kreiner, MD Co-culture of Embryos, IVF 0 Comments

• Sperm and eggs are placed together in specialized conditions (culture media, controlled temperature, humidity and light) in hopes of fertilization • Culture medium is designed to permit normal fertilization and early embryo development, but the content of the medium is not standardized. • Embryo development in the lab helps distinguish embryos with more potential from those with less or …

A Dozen Embryos!?$#… Who will stop this madness?

David Kreiner, MD Cryopreservation, High order Multiple Births, Octomom, SART, Single Embryo Transfer 2 Comments

Just when I thought it was safe to go back to my office at East Coast Fertility, a little over 5 months post Octomom, I was confronted once again with shocking news. This time it was a record breaking 12 embryos implanted. Eight is alarming and wrong, a dozen just five months later makes me wonder how such a horrific …

Is My Biological Clock Running Out?

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Fertility Screening, FSH, IVF, Micro IVF 0 Comments

Tears start to course down the cheeks of my patient, her immediate response to the message I just conveyed to her. Minutes before, with great angst anticipating the depressing effect my words will have on her, I proceeded to explain how her FSH was slightly elevated and her antral follicle count was a disappointing 3-6 follicles. I was careful to …