How Old is Too Old?
Please remember that when circumstances warrant waiting, to start your family. You should consider fertility preservation. If you have had no signs or symptoms of infertility prior to. At the Houston Fertility Center we institute state-of-the-art techniques to to preserve your options for IVF in the future. This Yahoo! story describes only some of the concerns, remember if you have been trying to get pregnant for a year or longer no matter what age, you should seek out an expert opinion.
Hope Endowment Sponsor
Sonja Kristiansen MD is proud to sponsor Hope Endowment. Dr K is always trying to support both local, national and international outreach programs. Please consider donating to this fine cause! While we at Houston Fertility Center try to assist in creating families by instituting quality IVF, hope tries to assist in providing homes to children who otherwise might not have one.
Houston's Top Doctors
Dr. Sonja Kristiansen MD Named Houston's Top Fertility Doc
When these Katy parents found themselves struggling to build a family. They came to see Dr Sonja Kristiansen. Through the help of her institute, Houston Fertility Center, DrK and her IVF Team helped them become a family. These parents know what it is like to struggle through infertility issues.
Fort Bend Lifestyles and Homes May 2011
Dr. K named one of the top 100 professionals in Houston again for 2011
H Texas Magazine has chosen Dr. K as one of the top 100, she has the honor of being accompanied in this group by the likes of Les Alexander, Bob McNair, George H.W. Bush, Gary Kubiak and Joel Osteen.
Dr. K - 2 A Better You KPRC
Dr. Kristiansen has a patient discuss the quality service instituted at Houston Fertility Center.
Beautiful Babies 2010 Contest
Dr. Kristiansen is proud to sponsor the 2010 Beautiful Babies Contest.
From Cancer to Parenthood
Youthful survivors of cancer want the same things as others, including a future filled with family. Unfortunately for many of them, the price of survival is their fertility. Read the article from Houston Family Magazine here.
39 News: New Technology Improves Chances of Pregnancy
October 28, 2008: 39 News reporter Elizabeth Lee visited with Dr. K and patient Terri Wall to talk about the realities of the egg freezing option.
Great Day Houston, October 21, 2008, KHOU-TV
Dr. K was invited back to speak to Deborah Duncan about age, infertility, and preserving fertility. Host Deborah Duncan had some commonly asked questions for the doctor, including why would anyone use egg freezing, when should people consider a fertility evaluation, and more.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation
Dr. Sonja Kristiansen spoke to the Education Committee (Houston chapter) of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. About 20 members who are charged with reaching out to patients and physicians listened as Dr K talked about connecting patient communities, oncology professionals, and reproductive specialists to make pre-treatment fertility preservation a standard of oncology care. Judging from the larger-than-usual turnout and the many questions, including some from cancer survivors who did not have the opportunity to preserve their own fertility, Dr K is further convinced that this is a timely topic of great importance to cancer patients and their healthcare providers.
If you know of a patient or professional organization that needs to hear about fertility preservation options, please contact our office to schedule a presentation or informal discussion.
Great Day Houston, July 29, 2008, KHOU-TV
Dr. Kristiansen and patients, Tracy & Reece Klepacz from Oklahoma, talked with Debra Duncan on Great Day Houston about their hopeful IVF procedure. Includes footage from actual egg retrieval procedure.
Karen & Cliff Nickel discuss using donor egg to complete their family with Dr. Kristiansen's assistance.
Do You Need to Preserve Your Fertility?
Dr. Kristiansen comments on the use of egg-freezing in the July 4th Houston Business Journal and the Sept 08 issue of H Texas Magazine.
Separated by War & Miles, Couple Pursues Their Family-Building Dream - FOX26 Exclusive
On a Fox26 exclusive, Jessica and Brian Janisch discuss the difficulties of wanting to start a family while Brian is away in Iraq, and about their optimistic journey through IVF with the help of Dr Sonja Kristiansen.
As Brian watches via video from his post in Iraq, Jessica undergoes egg retrieval by Dr Kristiansen at Houston Infertility Clinic.
Awake from her retrieval, Jessica watches as her eggs are fertilized via ICSI with proud husband Brian's sperm cells in the lab of Houston Infertility Clinic. Dr Kristiansen explains the procedure while Brian observes from Iraq.
Jessica shares the good news with her husband Brian in Iraq live on air.
Babies and Biology Fox 26 News May 2006 - Egg Donor:
A Fox26 News Babies and Biology special included Dr. Kristiansen and a couple who overcame their infertility struggle through the use of an egg donor. Karen Nickel and her husband Cliff, talk openly about their personal IVF failure and how turning to an egg donor was their answer to having their little girl Kayden.
Babies and Biology Fox 26 News May 2006 - Recurrent Miscarriage:
A Fox26 News Babies and Biology special that included Dr. Kristiansen and her patient Kym Riley who shared her painful history of repetitive miscarriages and how IVF was the answer to complete her family with the addition of little Peyton.
MicroSort - Gender Selection - Choose the Sex of Your Next Baby KSAT Channel 12 San Antonio, TX
Dr. Kristiansen a Houston fertility specialist offers a new option for parents, a way to choose the sex of their baby. It's called MicroSort. "MicroSort is to sort the separate the sperm in to male or female sperm to increase the chance that the offspring would be female or male gender," said Dr. Kristiansen.
Style & Living Magazine
A couples' 12 year struggle with infertility and how a carefully selected egg donor and Dr. Kristiansen fulfilled their dream of having a family, is featured in the Style & Living Magazine.
Donor eggs helping infertile women get pregnant
KHOU Channel 11 NEWS
A couples' 12 year struggle with infertility and how a carefully selected egg donor and Dr. Kristiansen fulfilled their dream of having a family.
Infertility treatment has good success rate
KHOU Channel 11 News
If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, don't wait too long. The biological clock is ticking.
Today's Options For Building Families - Living Woodlands
Dr. K talks about two common fertility issues and new technology that even fertile couples are choosing to use. The Truth About Putting Off Pregnancy, Choosing Your Baby's Gender, Correcting Male Fertility Problems - The Other Half of the Fertility Equation
Boy or Girl? You Choose - People Magazine
Click here to read the full story (pdf). Dr. Kristiansen and other doctors around the United States discuss new gender selection techniques in a recent article in People magazine. The ability to pick a baby's gender leaves many parents thrilled with the outcome-and some experts worried about ethics.
Tick Tock Goes The Biological Clock - Style & Living Northwest
Click here to read the full story (pdf) where Dr. Kristiansen discusses the biological clock and Houston Infertility Clinic's state of the art lab services for both female and male infertility in a recent article in the Style & Living Northwest Edition.
Waiting To Have Children - News 24/Houston Business Journal
See Dr. Kristiansen along with David and Teresa Pinyon talk about waiting to have children until their late 30's and the technology that may be required when you wait on News 24 news or read their story here.
Infertility - Varicolectomy VS IVF/ICSI - Channel 26
Dr. Kristiansen along with Chris and Tammy Oczkowsci talk about male infertility - poor count and motility and their decision to go through IVF with ICSI rather than a Varicolectomy surgical procedure.
One Couple's Struggle To Conceive - Fox 26/News 24
See Dr. Kristiansen along with Bryan and Janet Byrd talk about their struggle to conceive in their late 20's and their beautiful "miracle babies" on News 24 news and Fox 26 news or read their story here.
Infertility Caused By Testicular Cancer - Their Success Story KHOU Channel 11 May 28, 2003
Dr. Kristiansen along with William and Juanita VanBuren talk about Infertility after testicular cancer and their successful treatment.
Interview with Dr. Kristiansen, MD
Dr. Kristiansen discussing why she decided to specialize in Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility and her decision to open Houston Infertility Clinic.