Should You Disclose The Identity of An Egg Donor?

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Egg Donation, Infertility Information, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

It has been my experience as well as that of others in the field that many individuals conceived through gamete donation are curious about their donor and the donor’s other offspring. They may fantasize about their genetic parent and siblings. They are curious if they look like them and have similar behavioral traits. They want to know why their donor …

Is Disclosure To My Child About Her Donor Parentage Wise?

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Egg Donation, Infertility Information, IVF, Sperm Donation 0 Comments

I received this letter from a former donor egg recipient.  It made me think about what it might be like, years after the actual procedure for a child who grows up wondering about his/her donor parent. Dear Dr. Kreiner, I want to thank you and your wonderfully caring staff for all you did to help me have my daughter, Jessica.  …

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 …

Having a Baby with Donor Egg or Donor Sperm

David Kreiner, MD Egg Donation, Sperm Donation 0 Comments

As a reproductive endocrinologist (and, therefore, a supposed expert on heredity), I’m often asked how much of a child’s development and ultimate personality is a result of genetics (nature) and how much is a result of its environment (nurture). Typically, this question arises when dealing with patients contemplating using donor sperm or donor egg. I don’t have the answer to …

Reproductive Tourism

David Kreiner, MD International 0 Comments

There has been a lot of negative press recently about “reproductive tourism” – or cross-border reproductive care; that is traveling abroad for fertility services. However, the fact remains that in some areas couples struggling to start a family sometimes have no other option but to seek help away from their homes. This is the case for couples in the U.K. …

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 …