Describe your experience with OU Physicians Reproductive Health.
My only complaint is that nothing is done electronically other than your records. I wish they would utilize their patient portal or email with results. They call patients every afternoon with results so I always feel like I’m on edge waiting for the phone call with a pen and notepad waiting to write things down. I’d feel a lot better if details were emailed so I could refer back to them. I’m also a numbers person so I’d have to take a picture of the ultrasound screen with my follicle count or measurements or write down my husbands semen analysis numbers. I’d rather just be able to access all of that on a patient portal or email.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was very empathetic when speaking to me about IUI and IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the nurses at OU are fabulous. I have never once had a negative experience with any of them. They are all extremely compassionate. Each time they call on the phone with results they take time to ask how I’m doing and answer any questions I have without seeming rushed. They given me hugs, consoled me when I’ve cried, and remained optimistic about me getting pregnant throughout the whole process. Amber and Connie are definitely my favorite. They both go above and beyond!
How was your experience with LaTasha Craig?
Dr. Craig is caring, upbeat, thorough, and truthful. She is a wonderful doctor and has a great bedside manner while at the same time being honest and upfront about the diagnosis and treatment options.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of LaTasha Craig?
She will do everything in her power to make sure you get pregnant!
Describe the protocols LaTasha Craig used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For my five IUI’s I took 2.5 mg Femara twice a day CD 3-7, came in for an ultrasound on CD 9-10 and sometimes once more if needed. Triggered with 10,000 IU Pregnyl and did the IUI exactly 36 hours later. I always produced 1-3 mature follicles during that time. I was told to take a pregnancy test 15 days after the IUI.
For IVF, she chose the Microdose Lupron Protocol. I primed for three weeks with Aygestin bc I can’t take regular birth control. Three days after stopping Aygestin I started Lupron 10ML twice a day. On the third day we added in 375 follostim and 75 Menopur along with the Lupron 10ML twice a day. I had bloodwork done on the third day of stims and my estrogen was 277. They decreased my Follistim to 350. I had bloodwork and ultrasound on day 5, 7, 8 and 9 of stims. They decreased my Follistim each time bc my estrogen kept coming back on the high end. My follicle count on my baseline ultrasound for IVF was 9–10 and on Day 9 of stims I had 23 follicles. I was down to 200 Follistim on Day 9. I triggered at 12:30AM the morning of Day 10 with 10,000 IU a Pregnyl and had my egg retrieval at 11:30 AM on Day 11 (35 hours after trigger). They retrieved 19 eggs. 11 were mature, they fertilized 6 with ICSI and 5 conventional. 3 from the icsi group fertilized and 3 from the conventional group fertilized. On Day 3 we had 3 B+ embryos, 1 B and 2 C’s. She recommended transferring two in Day 3 or waiting until Day 5 and transferring one. We do not want twins so we decided to transfer one on day 5. It was a 4B+A embryo. On Day 6 when my clinic freezes, we had one 4BB+ embryo left to freeze. I came in for bloodwork 10 days after my transfer and 15 days after my egg retrieval and I was not pregnant. We are now gearing up to start a frozen embryo transfer with our one frozen embryo. Dr. Craig recommended not PGS testing due to my age and low AMH and no past history of miscarriages. Based on my past AFC of 5-12 she estimated we’d get approximately 7-10 eggs and we ended up getting 19 so I responded really well to the meds. My husband also has mild male factor infertility with a 1-2% morphology, 37% motility and count of 16-22 million.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Bloodwork and ultrasounds are done between the hours of 7-9 AM. I never had to wait in the waiting room longer than 10-15 mins. Nurses perform the bloodwork and the doctor performs the ultrasounds.
Describe the costs associated with your care under LaTasha Craig.
Medication from Acaria online pharmacy for IVF was $3500. IVF with ICSI was $9580. Anesthesia was $500. IVF sperm work up was $315. ART screening was $167. IVF consult was $50. IUI was $350. IUI ultrasounds and bloodwork were $88. Infectious disease testing was $160.