How was your experience with Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Kindbody?
Dr. Browne is smart. I mean that in the most sincere way. She doesn't sugar coat things, however, she was optimistic and was thorough in testing for any obstacles (my previous RE neglected to do a saline sonogram which she did and found polyps) to maximize chances of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Kindbody?
She talks a little fast, so pay attention. You can almost see her thinking, analyzing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Kindbody?
She was kind, patient, and answered all of my questions thoroughly without judgment.
Describe the protocols Hyacinth Nicole Browne used in your cycles at Kindbody and their degree of success.
I'm over 40, with diminished ovarian reserve. My previous cycle (day 3 fresh transfer with high doses of Menopur and Follistim) failed. Rather than upping the dose of injections, she went the opposite direction and did mini-IVF with only Follistim and Letrozole. I wasn't going to make a lot of eggs so she believed overstimming would fry the eggs. Results were the same as the first cycle with a different RE. 4 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, two made it to day 3, however, they both arrested before day 5.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody. (Assigned nurse: Anna)
I was in contact with Anna the most during my cycle. She coordinated my daily injections and scheduled all of my monitoring visits.
Describe your experience with Kindbody.
The clinic is women-led, women-run and centrally located in the Flatiron. The staff members are competent and caring. The IVF instructions and appointments are all accessible via a patient portal. Honestly, I can't think of a weakness at this point.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Kindbody.
prices are transparent on their website, but my cycle was covered by insurance.
Describe Hyacinth Nicole Browne's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kindbody.
She only does single embryo transfers.