There’s No Business Like Show Business, Except Fertility

David Kreiner, MD IVF, News, Octomom, Single Embryo Transfer Leave a Comment

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 …

In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Culture

David Kreiner, MD Co-culture of Embryos, IVF Leave a Comment

• 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 …

Is My Biological Clock Running Out?

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Fertility Screening, FSH, IVF, Micro IVF Leave a Comment

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 …

Things you should know about your Embryo Transfer

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Embryo Transfer, IVF Leave a Comment

After a few days of development, the best appearing embryos are selected for transfer The number chosen influences the pregnancy rate and the multiple pregnancy rate A woman’s age and the appearance of the developing embryo have the greatest influences on pregnancy outcome Embryos are placed in the uterine cavity with a thin tube Excess embryos of sufficient quality that …

Medications for IVF Treatment

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF 1 Comment

• The success of IVF largely depends on growing multiple eggs at once • Injections of the natural hormones FSH and/or LH (gonadotropins) that are normally involved in ovulation every month are used for this purpose • Additional medications are used to prevent premature ovulation • An overly vigorous ovarian response can occur, or conversely an inadequate response Medications may …

MicroIVF, a Better Alternative to Intrauterine Insemination

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF Leave a Comment

MicroIVF, also known as MiniIVF and minimal stimulation is an IVF procedure whereby a patient’s ovaries are stimulated with oral medications (clomid) usually with a minimal amount of injectable gonadotropins. The process then proceeds in identical fashion to conventional IVF with egg retrieval, fertilization, embryo culture and ultrasound guided embryo transfer. This new protocol cuts down on costs and diminishes …

Fertility doctor denounced for claims of human cloning

David Kreiner, MD IVF, News, Regulation of IVF Leave a Comment

IVF News – Fertility doctor denounced for claims of human cloning Source: www.ivf.net Fertility doctor denounced for claims of human cloning First Octomom and now this. I get the impression there are fertility specialists out to ruin the reputation of IVF for the rest of us. In the case of octomom, there is some question as to how the patient …

MiniIVF

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF Leave a Comment

MiniIVF, also known as MicroIVF and minimal stimulation is an IVF procedure utilizing oral medications with or without minimal use of injectable gonadotropins when going through In Vitro fertilization. The process then proceeds in similar fashion to conventional IVF with egg retrieval, fertilization, embryo culture and embryo transfer. This new protocol is said to not only cut down on costs, …

Fertility Treatment During This Economic Downturn

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, IUI - Intrauterine Insemination, IVF, Micro IVF, NYS IVF Grant 1 Comment

Many patients are suffering even worse from their infertility woes because this terrible recession we are in makes it that much more traumatic to pay for the fertility treatments. Stress is augmented by the financial distress caused by trying to pay for treatment. Fortunately, at East Coast Fertility, we have several income based grant programs, IVF studies, shared risk, single …