Describe your experience with Boston IVF The Arizona Center.
The clinic is nice, clean, and well organized. Calling to get an appointment was pretty easy never was on hold for too long. The only thing I didn't like, but not a big deal (nor a reflection of their clinic) is their financial person is located on the east coast so you have to make sure you don't call them too late in the day because you would have to wait to get a call back
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jesse Hade at Boston IVF The Arizona Center?
Dr. Hade was clear and direct as to what our issue was, after we left another clinic being labeled with "endometriosis, but more likely not the endo and more of a unexplained infertility." Dr. Hade explained that while I have endometriosis, pregnancy was not out of the equation for us.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF The Arizona Center. (Assigned nurse: Roshne, Tammy, and Jen)
Roshne was my primary nurse, she was the best! I could call her directly and if she was with a patient she was always quick to call me back, and answer my questions, if she didn't know the answer she would go find it and got back to me quickly. She was encouraging and positive which is what you need during this process.
How was your experience with Jesse Hade at Boston IVF The Arizona Center?
We did IVF with Dr. Hade, we retrieved 11 eggs, 9 fertilized, 2 made it to freeze. We were told from the beginning we were only transferring one embryo, which my husband was onboard with because he was terrified of twins. We completed our first FET which was unsuccessful we met for our follow up appointment and Dr. Hade was open to changing our protocol. He spent plenty of time explaining our different options. Because I was so devastated that our first transfer failed, I actually asked him for an anti-depressant he stopped me right there and said "if your head is not in this we need to stop and give you time. I want you to think about things. Your head has to be in it. Call me in a few days with your decision." That was hard to hear but it's what I needed to hear, I appreciate that he was looking out for me and was willing to put a pause on things to allow me to get my mind right. We took time, I got my head back in the game. We decided to change the protocol and transfer our last embryo, and it was successful, extremely successful because our embryo split!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jesse Hade at Boston IVF The Arizona Center?
Know that Dr. Hade uses the protocols that are back by evidence. He seems very well versed in the latest research and treatment protocols, which is truly what you want.
Describe the protocols Jesse Hade used in your cycles at Boston IVF The Arizona Center and their degree of success.
For our ER we did low dose HCG, Gonal F, and Cetrotide for approximately 10 days.
For our first FET we did a standard protocol of Estrogen tablets and patches, Crinone, and PIO. This transfer we were unsuccessful. Dr. Hade presented us with three options for our next FET: keep the protocol the same, natural protocol, or shut my body down into a pseudo-menopause state for three months.
Second FET we did a Natural Protocol. Less meds, more monitoring but better on me overall. Went in for routine monitoring, triggered to make my body release an egg and then transfer our embryo.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jesse Hade at Boston IVF The Arizona Center.
IVF was $13,000
PGS was $5,000
Medications (Stims and two transfer protocols) $4,000
Describe Jesse Hade's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF The Arizona Center.
Boston IVF is very clear on their stance for eSET, it's posted in the waiting room, Dr. Hade will repeat it to you too. If you are under 35 you are only transferring one at a time to minimize the risk of multiples. We were well informed that only one was to be transferred. I didn't think we would be in a position to have our embryo split into identical twins. Dr. Hade did warn us that it could happen but the chances were low. I think we even chuckled at him, like we are infertile odds don't swing in our favor that way...we were wrong.