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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 …

Reflecting on The Nobel Prize Being Awarded to Dr. Robert Edwards, IVF Pioneer

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

Dr. Robert Edwards, the IVF pioneer responsible for the first successful IVF in the world, was announced as the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize for physiology. Dr. Edwards’ successful development of IVF technology was originally received by the public media as more science fiction than science. As a first year medical student in 1977, interested in women’s health, I …

Stress and Infertility – The Link is There….

Dr. Kreiner Mind-Body Fertility Connection 1 Comment

The old fertility legend about a couple who had failed fertility treatments, adopts a baby and then all of a sudden gets pregnant is one we have all heard. In fact, as a practicing reproductive endocrinologist over the past 25 years, I have experienced this with some of my own patients. Those stories have led us to believe that it …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Embryo Mix-Up: Tragic Error Leads To Miracle Baby

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Embryo Transfer, IVF, Laboratory, Reproductive Health 1 Comment

The case of a mix-up of frozen embryos in a Michigan IVF program in Feb. 2009 yet again became a media splash with the affected couple appearing on ABC News to promote their new book, “Misconceptions”.  The couple who already had a set of twins as a result of a successful IVF recounts a story about their experience including the …