Describe your experience with Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Unfortunately I haven't had success but I believe this clinic consists of an amazing team. From secretaries to nurses and the doctor, they are very professional. They always help with any questions you have, fast and efficient.
Always ask questions and if you don't understand, ask again. Ask for all your records, find out how you respond to certain medication, ask for explanation and stay informed.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The clinic and the stuff are great. The doctor spends time individually with every patient, personality returns phone calls and is present at all my appointments.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are amazing and always helpful. They return calls and always happy to help
How was your experience with Beth Hartog?
Dr Hartog is very thorough and she takes the time to explain all the details and spends quality time individually with her patients. She answers all the questions and is present at all appointments. She always returns my phone calls and doesn't rush when spoken to.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Hartog?
Always ask questions, at every appt at every ulstrasound ask how is your body responding, always stay informed.
Describe the protocols Beth Hartog used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My first Mini IVF consisted of Femara/ Menopur/ Ganirelix.
The doctor intriduced Ganirelix when my follicles were around 15-16 but the antagonist and Femara suppressed my estrogen too much which resulted in 0 eggs retrieved.
My second cycle (conventional IVF) was 100IU Follistim (later added 50more IU) 50IU Menopur and Double Ovidrel. I had 10 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized, 6 on day 3 and one grade B blastocyst on day 5 which was transferred but failed to implant. No eggs remained to be frozen.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Hartog.
$7000 for a mini IVF
$8000 for conventional IVF