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Avoiding IVF Disasters: Are Your Embryos in Safe Hands?

Dr. David Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Embryo Transfer, Infertility Information, IVF, Laboratory, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Practicing medicine for the past 30 years, I have developed an enormous respect for those things that happen to people that are beyond our control.  Sometimes, the issue of preventability is a gray one and defies definitive blame assignment.  Yet, when the dust settles there remain victims who are harmed for whom we are all sympathetic.  It is for this …

Embryo Rejection

Dr. David Kreiner Embryo Transfer, Infertility Information 0 Comments

Dear Fertility Doc: Two months ago I had my first IVF cycle & it did not work. I was wondering what common reasons there are a body would reject the 2 embryos that seemed to look good on the 3rd day? A few years ago I had a healthy child that came naturally with out even trying. In the past …

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.  …

Reflecting on The Nobel Prize Being Awarded to Dr. Robert Edwards, IVF Pioneer

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, IVF, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Dr. Robert Edwards, the IVF pioneer responsible for the first successful IVF in the world, was announced as the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize for physiology. Dr. Edwards’ successful development of IVF technology was originally received by the public media as more science fiction than science. As a first year medical student in 1977, interested in women’s health, I …

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 Man’s Role In IVF

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Dave Kreiner, MD, IVF, Reproductive Health, Stress Relief, Treating Infertility 1 Comment

A husband’s experience when going through an IVF cycle varies depending in large part on how involved he gets. When a husband participates actively with the IVF process it helps to relieve much of the stress on the wife and on the relationship. The more involved he is the more he will feel more invested in the entire experience and …

IVF Today: Building Families One Baby at a Time

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I entered the field of IVF in 1985 when the pregnancy rate at the Jones Institute, the most successful program in the country, was 15 percent. This rate was achieved by transferring six embryos at a time. As a consequence, we experienced many high order multiple pregnancies. Unfortunately, these were often complicated and did not always end well. Aside from …

As in life, sometimes we a need an IVF “Do Over”

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Infertility Information, IVF, Reproductive Health, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

I was at a college graduation party for Rebeka, one of the first IVF babies I ever helped create. Her parents and grandparents beamed with pride, bragging about Rebeka’s achievements and plans while passing the hot wings and beers. I shared in this proud moment, feeling as if I bore some responsibility, since were it not for IVF, the party …

At Reproductive Crossroads….

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Causes of Infertility, Fertility Testing, FSH, IVF, Male Infertility, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Last week a patient presented to my office with a question that made me feel like I was responding to a Dear Abbey letter requesting help to make some crucial life decisions that were related to her reproductive health.  As I pondered her query that I had heard so many times before I wondered how terribly nerve racking it must …