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 …

Embryo Mix Up – Can We Prevent Them?

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Father Thomas Berg, Executive Director of the Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person, said the recent case of a woman implanted with an embryo from another couple was the sort of “tragic mistake” that can happen” in “the unregulated world of IVF.” I agree that mixing up gametes and embryos is tragic and society must do everything humanly …

A Dozen Embryos!?$#… Who will stop this madness?

David Kreiner, MD Cryopreservation, High order Multiple Births, Octomom, SART, Single Embryo Transfer 2 Comments

Just when I thought it was safe to go back to my office at East Coast Fertility, a little over 5 months post Octomom, I was confronted once again with shocking news. This time it was a record breaking 12 embryos implanted. Eight is alarming and wrong, a dozen just five months later makes me wonder how such a horrific …

Cryopreservation of Embryos

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In 1985, my mentors, Drs. Howard W. Jones Jr. and his wife Georgeanna Seegar Jones, the two pioneers of in-vitro fertilization in the USA and the entire western hemisphere, proposed the potential benefits of cryopreserving or freezing embryos following an IVF cycle. They predicted that cryopreserving embryos for future transfers would increase the overall success rate of IVF and make …

Reaction to The California Octuplets

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The American public has been stunned by the news of a mother of six giving birth to octuplets. This shocking news is compounded by the stories broadcast by the mass media regarding the woman’s family situation and that she used IVF for these pregnancies. Physicians have known for many years the dangers of multiple pregnancies and have worked steadily to …