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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 …

The Middle Years of Reproductive Endocrinology

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

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. IVF’s Early Years Practicing reproductive medicine during the ’80s was like having a new love or beginning a new romance — all of it seemed liked a miracle, and everything was about helping patients …

Creating One Baby At A Time

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, Embryo Transfer, IVF, Reproductive Health, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

It was fifteen years ago that I sat listening to a lecture about the hazards of multiple pregnancy and how IVF had increased multiples so drastically in the preceding ten years. What a depressing thought. I loved helping women conceive. I was living my dream, practicing the infertility and IVF I had learned ten years earlier at the Jones Institute …

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 …

Infertility and The Overweight Woman

David Kreiner, MD Obesity, PCOS 15 Comments

The most shocking thing I’ve experienced in my 30 year career in Reproductive Endocrinology has been the consistent “resistance” among specialists to treat women with obesity. This “resistance” has felt at times to both me and many patients to be more like a prejudice. I have heard other REI specialists say that it is harder for women to conceive until …

My Faith Made Me Do It Or Not, Jeniffer Lopez Don’t Mess With IVF

David Kreiner, MD News 4 Comments

Back in 1985 when I started my fellowship at the pioneering mecca of IVF, the Jones Institute For Reproductive Medicine, there were still many people and religious leaders who objected passionately with the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology to help people in need conceive.  Arguments ranged from accusing IVF of being immoral to the potential dangers of playing God. Physician …

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 …

Endometriosis and Your Fertility

David Kreiner, MD Endometriosis 0 Comments

Endometriosis has made the news lately because Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has stepped up to use her celebrity to shed light on this disease. I don’t have to tell you that endometriosis can be a very painful illness and that it can cause infertility. It is often a reproductive lifelong struggle in which tissue that normally lines the uterus …