A Fertility Doctor’s Job: Getting Women Pregnant

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Last night I tucked my grandson Jayden into bed. “Saba,” which is Hebrew for grandfather, Jayden said, “What do you do at work?” I thought back to when I first talked to his dad, my son Dan, about the birds and the bees. Well, I thought, I help those in need make babies but how do I explain this to …

Are You in Fighting Reproductive Shape?

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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 1 Comment

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, …

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

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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 …

How to Make Single Embryo Transfer a Reality

David Kreiner, MD Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

It’s been so long since you first dreamed about having a baby. If you’re like many fertility patients, by now you’ve had a few thoughts that an adorable set of twins might be challenging — but a fun relief after all of your waiting! The sobering truth: multiple pregnancies — even with ‘just’ twins — are sometimes dangerous to the …

East Coast Fertility Offers Free Seminar on Treating and Financing Infertility

David Kreiner, MD Free Fertility Seminars, Innovating the Financing of Infertility, Innovation in Treating and Financing Infertility 0 Comments

East Coast Fertility is offering a free seminar: What You Need to Know Now If You Are Trying to Have a Baby: Innovations in the Treatment and Financing of Infertility. There is no charge for attendees, and all are eligible to receive a free fertility consultation with Dr. Kreiner and a discount coupon for some fertility medications. Don’t miss this …

Is This Stress Making Me Look Fat?

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I’m racing a 40 foot sailboat in 25 to 30 NNW winds yesterday out of Manhasset Bay. Gear was breaking, sails ripping, we broached twice….nearly did a “death roll” (when the boat gets knocked down and the tip of the mast nearly hits the water). A competitor had a man overboard; the USCG and NCPD were involved with another boat …

In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Culture

David Kreiner, MD Co-culture of Embryos, IVF 0 Comments

• 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 …