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 …

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 …

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 …

No More “Jon and Kate” Casualties

David Kreiner, MD Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

Jon and Kate Plus Eight has brought the tragedy of the high order multiple pregnancy to the American living room. This is a subject that I was first introduced to when I entered the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility in 1985 at the Jones Institute in Virginia. In those days, fertility treatments, like IVF were inefficient and we needed …

Reaction to The California Octuplets

David Kreiner, MD Cryopreservation, News, Regulation of IVF, Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

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 …