How was your experience with Christine Mansfield at Arizona Reproductive Institute?
I can't sing her praises enough! She is just a wonderful person, she loves what she does, cares about you as the patient, about your partner too. She takes her time with answering questions, doesn't rush you. Truly listens to you. We wanted to try ovulation induction (timed intercourse and IUIs) before going to IVF and she gave us statistics and that's what we did. We ultimately did IVF with PGS testing. She was SO happy when there was good news, every early OB visit she was just so excited to see our little embaby on ultrasound. We are forever grateful to her for her help with this pregnancy. We graduated to a regular OB and I miss Dr Mansfield dearly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Mansfield at Arizona Reproductive Institute?
I wish I had called sooner. I wasted 6 cycles with an OB and I wasn't ovulating. He didnt check for follicles or do anything like HSG to check tubes or more than rx pills and order labs. And his bedside manner sucked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Mansfield at Arizona Reproductive Institute?
I was greeted warmly by name, staff would ask how I was doing and actually care. Dr. Mansfield is very sweet, warm and caring. She celebrates good news with you and sympathizes with you if bad news. I felt like a VIP, like my time was important, like my questions weren't stupid, like I could trust her and her staff completely.
Describe the protocols Christine Mansfield used in your cycles at Arizona Reproductive Institute and their degree of success.
3 rounds femara 5mg with trigger shot and timed intercourse, no pregnancies
3 rounds femara 5mg with trigger shot and IUI, no preg.
IVF stims with gonal-f 300mg, menopur 150mg, cetrotide to prevent early ovulation. Retrieved 28 eggs, 22 mature, 17 fertilized, 6 blastocysts tested and only one normal.
2nd round same protocol plus human growth hormone omnitrope for egg quality. 34 eggs retrieved, 31 mature, 25 fertilized, 13 blastocysts tested and 6 normal! 1st transfer successful, currently 13 weeks pregnant with a baby girl.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The MAs and RNs were all very nice, caring and responsive to questions via phone and the portal. They also would sympathize with you if you received bad news or celebrate with you when there was good news. I remember getting hugs and high fives when my PGS results showed 6 normal embryos. And hugs when I cried with bad news. I truly miss the care I received while at ARI. They spoiled me, now with regular OB things are way different.
Describe your experience with Arizona Reproductive Institute.
Beautiful facility, clean, organized and efficient. Rarely long wait times, if delayed, you're told how long the wait will be and they apologize. Office manager is helpful and available for billing questions. Information is verbally given as well as printed or sent to portal.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Arizona Reproductive Institute.
They worked with my schedule and availabilities. I was told what day I needed to go, but the time was flexible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Mansfield at Arizona Reproductive Institute.
$8000 for egg retrieval, $5500 for up to 8 embryos PGS testing. $2900 transfer.
Describe Christine Mansfield's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Reproductive Institute.
Due to my age 36, and weight, she recommended 1 embryo at a time. Also since they were PGS tested. But it was ultimately up to me.