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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Trying to Conceive with Clomid Therapy

David Kreiner, MD Clomid 2 Comments

It has become commonplace for women who have been frustrated with repeated unsuccessful attempts to conceive naturally on their own to see their gynecologist who often times will try clomid therapy on them. Clomid, the traditional brand name for clomiphene citrate, is a competitive inhibitor of estrogen. It stimulates the pituitary gland to produce follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which in …

There’s No Business Like Show Business, Except Fertility

David Kreiner, MD IVF, News, Octomom, Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

The Fertility news is constantly highlighted in sensational headlines, the most recent of which was, “49 year old woman conceives with own egg through IVF”. In the past several months, readers have been entertained with “Octomom”, “a woman pregnant with a supposed dozen”, “Jon and Kate plus eight” and “a 62 year old mother through IVF” not to mention the …

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 …