Technostorks: A Documentary on Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization

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  • Best way to learn about in vitro fertilization
  • The true life stories of three couples
  • Top experts in the field
  • Passionate and emotional
  • HIghly recommended

Product Description
Technostorks documents the true life stories of three couples – Joann and Sean, Nora and Eric, and Wendy and Rodney as they go through infertility and in-vitro fertilization. It is the first IVF cycle for Sean and Joann, the second for Wendy and Rodney, and the fourth, and most likely the last, cycle for Nora and Eric.

Technostorks documents the couples’ most private moments, showing images never before seen on the screen. We follow couples into the operating room… More >>

Technostorks: A Documentary on Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization

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  1. My husband and I purchased this DVD right before we started our first cycle with the hopes that we would learn from couples actually going through the experience of IVF. Instead this was a very simplistic look at three couples going through a painful experience. It was depressing, not informative, nor helpful. Each couple appeared to have unique stories and yet there was no background information on their medical history, ie., what was their diagnosis, what cycle number they were on, etc. Additionally, no information was provided as to what additional procedures were conducted -PGD, ICSI?

    This was a DVD simply showing three couples going through an incredibly painful experience with little information to help the viewer. I imagine that anyone who is interested in purchasing this DVD is very familiar with the heartache of infertility and does need to watch other couples going through the same anguish. We wish we had never seen it – Too depressing with little helpful information.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. Having gone through infertility treatment many times- unsuccessfully- I really enjoyed Technostorks because I felt it was an honest film about infertility. The producers don’t sugar coat anything- they simply allow the families going through the fertility treatment process to tell their stories. For me- it was not depressing (as another reviewer suggested). Some couples had positive outcomes- some had negative outcomes- but that’s life. Anyone who decides to pursue ART to build their family should understand the potential good and bad outcomes of the proceedures. The beauty of the film is that it puts faces to stories which would otherwise have less significance. You can also learn about the value of having different types of support from the families featured in the film. I see a little of myself and of my personal experience in each of the families featured on the video. Kudos to the Kirienko family for making this film- keep up the important work. After years of struggling- God blessed my family with triplets and continues to bless others also- in different ways- as the film shows- so if you’re still struggling- never give up your faith or your hope that you will become a parent.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I watched this documentary when my RE said IVF was my best option for conception. It helped me to understand what my husband and I are getting ready to go through. I give the doc 5 stars because I believe it was unbiased in it’s editing and showed the pros and cons of IVF. It showed that not all women that do IVF cycles are successful and the heartbreak that comes along with that news.

    I would recommend it to anyone getting ready to go through the procedure and family members so it can help them understand what their loved one is going through.
    Rating: 5 / 5


    A Review

    Howard W. Jones, Jr., M.D.

    It is probably safe to say that most adult couples know the term, “in vitro fertilization” (IVF) and understand that it means joining a woman’s egg with a man’s sperm in a laboratory dish and placing the embryo (technically a preembryo) into the woman’s uterus for development. It is also safe to say that the average couple’s understanding stops there.

    Imagine then the consternation in a couple who have come to the point where they are told that IVF is their last best chance to achieve their reproductive goal.

    To be sure, the process will be described by the nurse and/or the doctor, and there are pamphlets without end to read. But, in this television age, most of us benefit by and understand better if our eye can see what our ear is hearing.

    This is the role of the documentary on in vitro fertilization – TECHNOSTORKS – by Andrei Kirilenko.

    This documentary highlights three couples as they deal with the emotional, financial, sociological, and medical aspects of exactly what is involved in the in vitro fertilization process.

    Specifically, the viewer sees and hears exactly what is involved in the injection process designed to recruit more than the single egg of the normal menstrual period, exactly what is involved in retrieving that egg, exactly what is involved in the fertilization process in the in vitro laboratory, exactly what is involved when the preembryo is transferred into the uterus, and exactly what is involved in all of the other innumerable steps.

    Lastly, we see and realize the anxieties of the interval after transfer until the pregnancy results are available.

    This documentary fills a need for the couple requiring in vitro fertilization. It can be highly recommended as an accurate and informed explanation of the IVF process.

    Dr. Howard W. Jones performed the first successful IVF procedure in the United States. He is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Professor Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Honorary Chairman of the Board of the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, and a past Chairman of the American Fertility Society Ethics Committee on Reproductive Technology.

    Rating: 5 / 5

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