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 …

Over 40, High FSH and Infertile: What to Do?

David Kreiner, MD Clomid, FSH 1 Comment

You have that dreaded infertility diagnosis, “Over 40 With High FSH Levels.” And there’s no cure or magic herb that will turn back the hands of time. You’re desperate so you are willing to try it all anyway, including acupuncture and some internet recommendations such as DHEA (dehydroepiendosterone). You hear that you can lower your FSH with DHEA or estrogen. The …

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. …

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 …

How to Make Single Embryo Transfer a Reality

David Kreiner, MD Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

It’s been so long since you first dreamed about having a baby. If you’re like many fertility patients, by now you’ve had a few thoughts that an adorable set of twins might be challenging — but a fun relief after all of your waiting! The sobering truth: multiple pregnancies — even with ‘just’ twins — are sometimes dangerous to the …

Why “The Wyden Bill” Does Not Support Infertility Patients

David Kreiner, MD Regulation of IVF 0 Comments

Patients often seek my help, desperate to try In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) after having a previous cycle cancelled at an outside clinic. These patients stimulated with fewer follicles and therefore due to their lower pregnancy expectations were not allowed to proceed. We presented our data on IVF performed on patients with 3 or fewer follicles at the American Society for Reproductive …

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 …