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Vitamin D Deficiency May Diminish Your Fertility

Dr. Kreiner Causes of Infertility, Dave Kreiner, MD, Infertility Information, Reproductive Health 0 Comments

By David Kreiner, MD and Briana Rudick, MD Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is present in a variety of forms but has recently been recognized as playing a critical role in reproduction.  It is essential in the production of sex hormones in the body.  It is thought that a deficiency of Vitamin D may lead among other …

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 …

Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, the Pioneers of IVF in the USA

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine 0 Comments

In 1987, I completed my Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship under  Drs. Howard W. Jones Jr. and his wife Georgeanna Seegar Jones, the two pioneers of in-vitro fertilization in the USA and the entire western hemisphere. This picture was taken at their house on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk during one of the bimonthly journal clubs.  It was routine for …

The Gift of Life and Its Price

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, High order Multiple Births, Innovating the Financing of Infertility, Regulation of IVF, Single Embryo Transfer 1 Comment

IVF has been responsible for 1 million babies born worldwide who otherwise without the benefit of IVF may never have been. This gift of life comes with a steep price tag that according to the NY Times article, “Gift of Life and Its Price” Sunday, October 11, 2009, hits $1 Billion per year for premature IVF babies. This price tag …

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 …

Medications for IVF Treatment

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF 1 Comment

• The success of IVF largely depends on growing multiple eggs at once • Injections of the natural hormones FSH and/or LH (gonadotropins) that are normally involved in ovulation every month are used for this purpose • Additional medications are used to prevent premature ovulation • An overly vigorous ovarian response can occur, or conversely an inadequate response Medications may …