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 …

East Coast Fertility Offers Groundbreaking Programs: Minimizing Costs With IVF Study and IVF Guarantee

David Kreiner, MD Making It Affordable 1 Comment

East Coast Fertility, a full service medical practice offering fertility services and treatments to help patients achieve successful pregnancies, is now offering new programs to help couples limit the high costs of advanced fertility treatment yet maximize the success and health of their patients’ pregnancies. The newest of these programs is their IVF Guarantee Program.   This program will limit the …

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 …

A Negative Pregnancy Test Again? What Do I Do?

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information 0 Comments

Women confronted with a negative result from a pregnancy test are always disappointed, sometimes devastated. Many admit to becoming depressed and finding it hard to associate with people and go places where there are pregnant women or babies, making social situations extremely uncomfortable. A negative test is a reminder of all those feelings of emptiness, sadness and grief over the …

Have You Had A Fertility Workup?

David Kreiner, MD Fertility Screening, Fertility Testing 0 Comments

I have received an enormous amount of email from patients over the years asking for information about how they should get started with their infertility workup.  Apparently, they are women, men and couples who have experienced difficulty conceiving and now want some direction about how they should proceed.  Building a family was something they had imagined their entire lives to …

Are You in Fighting Reproductive Shape?

David Kreiner, MD Reproductive Health 0 Comments

Happy New Year! If you are like my patients, this traditional holiday wish/greeting is a heartfelt hope, a wish that 2010 will bring you the family of your dreams. In the very least, your most important resolution for the new year is to build the foundation for that family you always assumed you would have. But, how do you get …

What Do You Know About Your Fertility? – Part 2, Fertility Screening

David Kreiner, MD Fertility Screening, Infertility Information 0 Comments

What Do You Know About Fertility Screening? Statistics and general truths aside, every woman is unique. Given just how complicated it is to make a baby in the first place, understanding your own body’s reproductive capability and the changes it might undergo from year to year is an invaluable planning tool. Consider an annual fertility evaluation or screening. Simply put, …

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 …