The Perfect Game

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Fertility Screening, Infertility Information, Mind-Body Fertility Connection, Reproductive Health, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

I grew up on baseball in the 1960’s with the likes of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris.  A few years later Tom Seaver and the Miracle Mets held my fancy.  Over the years I have been intrigued by many baseball spectaculars such as Mark McGwire and his run to break Roger Maris’s homerun record and Barry Bonds’s overcoming Mark McGwire’s …

Reproductive Endocrinology: Then and Now

Dr. Kreiner Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Causes of Infertility, Co-culture of Embryos, Cryopreservation, Embryo Glue, Endometriosis, High order Multiple Births, Infertility Information, IVF, Laboratory, Micro IVF, Physicians, Regulation of IVF, Reproductive Health, Research, Single Embryo Transfer, Treating Infertility, Tubal Disease 0 Comments

My son is starting his second year residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He, like I was 30 years ago, is turned on by reproductive medicine and enjoys performing gynecologic surgery. When I decided then to specialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) I was looking forward to being on the frontier of fertility medicine. The details of Reproductive physiology were …

A Better Way To Screen Embryos For Genetic Defects: ACGH

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Fertility Screening, IVF, PGD 1 Comment

Pre-embryo genetic screening (PGS) was developed to help weed out embryos containing inherited metabolic disorders and genetic abnormalities prior to implantation. It was thought that PGS could be used to minimize the risk of miscarriage and perhaps even increase live birth rates in older women IVF undergoing . We have thus far been disappointed in our results obtained using the …

Fibroids and Your Fertility

David Kreiner, MD Tubal Disease 0 Comments

Fertility is dependent upon so many things! We must have healthy gametes (eggs and sperm) capable of fertilizing and implanting in a uterus with a normal endometrial lining unimpeded by any uterine or endometrial pathology. The sperm need be in sufficient number and capable of swimming up through a cervix which is not inflamed and provides a mucous medium that …

Minimal Stimulation IVF or MicroIVF May Be Best for Young Patients and Old

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, IVF, Micro IVF, PCOS, Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization, also known as MicroIVF and MiniIVF is a cost effective treatment option for young women who are attempting to conceive. Although traditional full stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures produce better pregnancy rates, minimal stimulation IVF (MS-IVF) induces ovarian follicle and egg development with less hormonal stimulation. As a result, patients going through minimal stimulation …

Secondary Infertility

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Causes of Infertility, Infertility Information, IVF, Secondary Infertility 0 Comments

Sometimes my patients who have difficulty conceiving their second child feel like second class citizens in the infertility world.  Unlike their infertile peers without a child they perceive that friends, family and even their doctor’s offices do not have the same sympathy and concern for them as they observe others without a child receive.  I have had patients express guilt …

Do Financial Discussions Have A Place In The Fertility Consultation With The Doctor?

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, IVF, Micro IVF, Treating Infertility 1 Comment

One of the most distressing things I face in practice is when I get negative feedback from a referring physician.  Fortunately, it happens rarely but recently I was shocked about the complaint.  Apparently, his patient was offended that I discussed the finances involved with her treatment.  Her Ob Gyn agreed with her that it was inappropriate for me to discuss …

Infertility and the “Yuck Factor”

David Kreiner, MD Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Those of us who work in the infertility field are often presented with situations that make us ponder whether we should assist in endeavors that make us feel a bit, well, uncomfortable. I suppose it’s common to have these experiences in our field as family building is a cornerstone of our society. But manipulating a family affects not just the …

Corporate Denial of Right To Watch Favorite TV Show

David Kreiner, MD Innovating the Financing of Infertility 0 Comments

It’s now official. Disney withdrew WABC, channel 7 from Cablevision affecting 3 million viewers in the New York Metropolitan area. My wife is distraught. Her favorite television shows; Brothers and Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Lost and others are no longer viewable on our TV sets. The Oscars is not available. She like so many others is frustrated and depressed at the …