Cryopreservation of Embryos

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Cryopreservation, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, Infertility Information, Micro IVF, Single Embryo Transfer Leave a Comment

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 …

Polycystic Ovarian Disease

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, PCOS 1 Comment

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance.   It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant.  PCOS may affect the way you look and can be associated with a variety of health problems including diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder of …

Tips for Reducing Infertility Stress

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, Stress Relief 1 Comment

These tips I recently read on a post by Melissa Brisman (source: theadventurouswriter.com) are for reducing infertility stress and will help if you’re trying to get pregnant and are coping with constant disappointment! You’re probably getting a little stressed out – and that definitely won’t help you conceive. These stress relief tips may increase your chances of getting pregnant, and …

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 …

Fertility and the MIND & BODY connection

David Kreiner, MD FSH, Infertility Information, Mind-Body Fertility Connection, Stress Relief Leave a Comment

by: Bina Benisch, M.S., R.N. At East Coast Fertility, we understand the emotional aspect that accompanies infertility, and we believe it is equally important to support our patients emotionally as well as physically. It is important to understand fertility holistically. In addition to treating the various physical etiologies of infertility, we must take into account the effects of stress and …

What Are My Odds?

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Co-culture of Embryos, Embryo Glue, Infertility Information 1 Comment

One of the first questions that most people ask is “what is the chance for success?”  In 2002 about 28% of cycles in the United States in which women underwent IVF and embryo transfer with their own eggs resulted in the live birth of at least one infant. This rate has been improving slowly but steadily over the years.  Patients …