Micro IVF May Be Your Answer

David Kreiner, MD Micro IVF 0 Comments

You’ve already crossed the bridge from “We’re going to get pregnant!” to “We need help…” But this other side looks filled with more obstacles, including expensive and risky fertility medications. How far do you have to go just to have a baby? Micro IVF (sometimes called MiniIVF) may be your answer. The primary point of MicroIVF: fewer fertility drugs, less …

Fertility Treatment During This Economic Downturn

David Kreiner, MD Making It Affordable, Micro IVF, NYS IVF Grant 1 Comment

Financial hardships have increased fertility challenges for many couples attempting to build their families. According to a new study release at the ASRM meeting in Atlanta last week, the recession has severely affected access to fertility treatment in this country. Fifty eight percent of infertile couples who chose not to pursue therapy cited cost as the primary reason. About 7 …

East Coast Fertility Leads the Way in Saving Healthcare System $1 Billion

David Kreiner, MD Saving Healthcare System $1 Billion 0 Comments

Dr. David Kreiner of East Coast Fertility is using his conscience and his expertise to provide solutions in the fertility industry. He is the first in the country to offer an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) package using Single Embryo Transfers (SET) at one set price to patients, while still providing high quality care. It can save the healthcare industry $1 Billion. …

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 …

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 …

Is This Stress Making Me Look Fat?

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I’m racing a 40 foot sailboat in 25 to 30 NNW winds yesterday out of Manhasset Bay. Gear was breaking, sails ripping, we broached twice….nearly did a “death roll” (when the boat gets knocked down and the tip of the mast nearly hits the water). A competitor had a man overboard; the USCG and NCPD were involved with another boat …

In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Culture

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• Sperm and eggs are placed together in specialized conditions (culture media, controlled temperature, humidity and light) in hopes of fertilization • Culture medium is designed to permit normal fertilization and early embryo development, but the content of the medium is not standardized. • Embryo development in the lab helps distinguish embryos with more potential from those with less or …

A Dozen Embryos!?$#… Who will stop this madness?

David Kreiner, MD Cryopreservation, High order Multiple Births, Octomom, SART, Single Embryo Transfer 2 Comments

Just when I thought it was safe to go back to my office at East Coast Fertility, a little over 5 months post Octomom, I was confronted once again with shocking news. This time it was a record breaking 12 embryos implanted. Eight is alarming and wrong, a dozen just five months later makes me wonder how such a horrific …

Is My Biological Clock Running Out?

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Fertility Screening, FSH, IVF, Micro IVF 0 Comments

Tears start to course down the cheeks of my patient, her immediate response to the message I just conveyed to her. Minutes before, with great angst anticipating the depressing effect my words will have on her, I proceeded to explain how her FSH was slightly elevated and her antral follicle count was a disappointing 3-6 follicles. I was careful to …