A Negative Pregnancy Test Again? What Do I Do?

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information 0 Comments

Women confronted with a negative result from a pregnancy test are always disappointed, sometimes devastated. Many admit to becoming depressed and finding it hard to associate with people and go places where there are pregnant women or babies, making social situations extremely uncomfortable. A negative test is a reminder of all those feelings of emptiness, sadness and grief over the …

Have You Had A Fertility Workup?

David Kreiner, MD Fertility Screening, Fertility Testing 0 Comments

I have received an enormous amount of email from patients over the years asking for information about how they should get started with their infertility workup.  Apparently, they are women, men and couples who have experienced difficulty conceiving and now want some direction about how they should proceed.  Building a family was something they had imagined their entire lives to …

Are You in Fighting Reproductive Shape?

David Kreiner, MD Reproductive Health 0 Comments

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, …

What Do You Know About Your Fertility? – Part 1, Biological Clock

David Kreiner, MD Age Related Infertility, Infertility Information 0 Comments

What Do You Know About Your Biological Clock? Women have a biological clock. Everyone knows that. The problem is that a lot of the information people think they know about their fertility and reproduction is not true. The blurring of fact, opinion, myth and misunderstanding makes for a treacherous misinformation landscape. The knowledge gap has claimed millions of victims, people …

Trying to Conceive with Clomid Therapy

David Kreiner, MD Clomid 5 Comments

It has become commonplace for women who have been frustrated with repeated unsuccessful attempts to conceive naturally on their own to see their gynecologist who often times will try clomid therapy on them. Clomid, the traditional brand name for clomiphene citrate, is a competitive inhibitor of estrogen. It stimulates the pituitary gland to produce follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which in …

Endometriosis and Your Fertility

David Kreiner, MD Endometriosis 0 Comments

Endometriosis has made the news lately because Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has stepped up to use her celebrity to shed light on this disease. I don’t have to tell you that endometriosis can be a very painful illness and that it can cause infertility. It is often a reproductive lifelong struggle in which tissue that normally lines the uterus …

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

David Kreiner, MD Micro IVF 0 Comments

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 …