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 …

Through My Eyes: A Historical Perspective of the Birth of IVF

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Dave Kreiner, MD, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, Journey To The Crib Video Series, Pamela Madsen, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine 0 Comments

Journey To The Crib – Ep. 3 – Giving Birth To IVF at the Jones Institute on Vimeo. My first day of fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Jones Institute was the day the Institute moved from the old quarters at the medical school to their new location at Hoffheimer Hall.  Movers carried boxes laden heavy with text books …

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 …

MiniIVF

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF 0 Comments

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, …