Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
Extremely family oriented approach with strong clinical background. Size is potentially a challenge for patient batching. Dr. Mensah and Ziegler are wonderful - Martinez is very nice but can sometimes not be as detailed or take things as seriously. Facilities are beautiful and well thought out.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with William Ziegler at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey?
Dr. Ziegler is like a member of the family - even when things don't go as well as you hope he is honest and supportive and helps you make the best decision possible for you and your family.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Heather and Hina )
Very supportive - gave me their own water bottle so I could pee for a test. They have been great to me throughout the process.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with William Ziegler at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey?
Dr. Ziegler's is a wonderful physician who truly cares about his patients and provides you with the best care possible. He is well regarded in the industry and I appreciate that he doesn't give up on his patients are try to skew his success rates - no matter how hard the case he will do what he can to help you! We have had a rocky road but he has been the one constant source of support throughout a process that not many understand or can help you through. I would say the one limitation is the size of the practice which means patients have to be batched - this can take more time for treatment but I believe this is a very common practice in the industry. Dr. Ziegler is honest and very up to date on the latest research and will give you the honest story on things that may be trending but not clinically validated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of William Ziegler at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey?
Come prepared to ask questions and be honest with things you don't understand. He is great at using analogies or pictures to explain what is happening so don't be afraid to speak up.
Describe the protocols William Ziegler used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Birth Control for 2-3 weeks
overlap with low dose lupron 20 units
Lupron only for 4 days
Stimulation using Follistim/Gonal- F - 225 units (on cycle 2 we went up to 300 half way through Stim)
menopur 75 units (on cycle 2 went up to 150 units half way through)
estrogen from 2- 6 mg increasing overtime
Doxycycline 2X per day for 4 days
Medrol - 3 days
Progesterone Ethyloleate 1ml - 5 days pre-transfer
Crinone - day after transfer
Expected decent response - increase happened when not responding as well as first round.
Round 1 - 14 eggs harvested, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, 4 non pgs tested embryos
FET transfer 2 years later - two embryos - ended in miscarriage at 10 weeks - one identified trisomy 15
2 remaining 3AA and 4BB embryos
Endometrial Receptivity Analysis - Receptive
Round 2 -
14 eggs harvested
1 PGS normal, one trisomy 11 and 22
FET - transferred one embryo - negative test
What we have discovered - my blood pressure and thyroid react poorly to estrogen - we now know moving forward to test thyroid frequently and be on BP meds ahead of FET cycle. Interestingly, my body handles a retrieval better than the FET meds - we are considering a fresh transfer as a next step.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
Very convenient and didn't take away from work which was great. Never took more than a half hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under William Ziegler at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
8K for initial retrieval and storage, 8 K for original FET. 15K all in for Retrieval 2 and FET. 700 for PGS testing. Last FET was covered by insurance in full.
Describe William Ziegler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
He actively follows the guidelines as outlined by SART etc. Single embryo was used with pgs. With non-pgs he follows age based guidelines.