Egg Freezing: Could You One Day Be Your Own Egg Donor?

Dr. Kreiner Age Related Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Egg Donation, Egg Freezing, Fertility Screening, Infertility Information, IVF, Secondary Infertility, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

We are approaching a time that freezing eggs will be a standard option for an IVF program much like Embryo freezing is today.  Despite the fact that hundreds of babies have been born apparently without an increase in defects or abnormalities, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has proclaimed that Egg freezing is still considered experimental. This is not …

A Better Way To Screen Embryos For Genetic Defects: ACGH

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Fertility Screening, IVF, PGD 1 Comment

Pre-embryo genetic screening (PGS) was developed to help weed out embryos containing inherited metabolic disorders and genetic abnormalities prior to implantation. It was thought that PGS could be used to minimize the risk of miscarriage and perhaps even increase live birth rates in older women IVF undergoing . We have thus far been disappointed in our results obtained using the …

Minimal Stimulation IVF or MicroIVF May Be Best for Young Patients and Old

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, IVF, Micro IVF, PCOS, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization, also known as MicroIVF and MiniIVF is a cost effective treatment option for young women who are attempting to conceive. Although traditional full stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures produce better pregnancy rates, minimal stimulation IVF (MS-IVF) induces ovarian follicle and egg development with less hormonal stimulation. As a result, patients going through minimal stimulation …

What Do You Know About Your Fertility? – Part 1, Biological Clock

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Infertility Information 0 Comments

What Do You Know About Your Biological Clock? Women have a biological clock. Everyone knows that. The problem is that a lot of the information people think they know about their fertility and reproduction is not true. The blurring of fact, opinion, myth and misunderstanding makes for a treacherous misinformation landscape. The knowledge gap has claimed millions of victims, people …

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 …

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 …

What Are My Odds?

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Co-culture of Embryos, Embryo Glue, Infertility Information 1 Comment

One of the first questions that most people ask is “what is the chance for success?”  In 2002 about 28% of cycles in the United States in which women underwent IVF and embryo transfer with their own eggs resulted in the live birth of at least one infant. This rate has been improving slowly but steadily over the years.  Patients …

Sperm Meets Egg – Why Doesn’t It Work Every Time?

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, Infertility Information, IVF 0 Comments

Why me? My wife never had any infections, surgery or any other problem? I have no difficulty ejaculating and there’s plenty to work with so why can my friends and neighbors and coworkers get pregnant and we can’t? I hear these questions daily and understand the frustrations, anger and stress felt by my patients expressing these feelings through such questions. …