How was your experience with Ellen Wood at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Wood's has great knowledge base, as of matter of fact her nick name is the "encyclopedia ". She is up to date with the new studies. She also thinks outside the box which is so important in infertility treatment. She is also willing to try newer treatment options unlike some other physicians that would only do for example day 5 transfer. I would highly recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ellen Wood at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine?
Do your research and ask lots of questions. While you are going through infertility treatment, you need to be your own advocate
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ellen Wood at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine?
Anytime I would not get an answer from nurses or needed to confirm Dr Wood was available to answer the questions or clarify ( via email )
Describe the protocols Ellen Wood used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Cycle 1- pqq and coq10 supplementation 2 month prior to cycle,antagonist cycle, prime with bcp, gonal, menopur, cetrotide, trigger with pregnyl and Lupron, 45 retrieved ,26 mature,9 fertilized with icsi, by day 3 all 20-30 % fragmentation, none made it past day 3, no transfer.
Cycle 2-mini ivf with famera and Follistim, human growth hormone, icsi, calcium ionophore, additional supplementation with metformin and myo-inositol, 3 follicles prior to retrieval, ovulated 2 prior to retrival, 1 retrieved , fresh day 3 transfer- negative results
Cycle 3- long luteal Lupron, with human growth hormone, follistim, growth hormone, steroid, lupron, menopur. 25 retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized with icsi and calcium ionophore, 3 made it to day 3 with 10-15% fragmentation, froze 2 day 3 and let the 3 one grow in lab. The third one did not grow. Endometrial scratch prior and treated emdometritis with 3 weeks antibiotics prior to FET, transferred 2 embryos. One took, positive beta, currently 29 weeks!
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Yes, was not a fan of my assigned nurse, but loved Belkis who filled in for the nurse! )
Did not like my nurse, but Belkis who was a coordinator was excellent, organized and responsible, other staff and nurses were nice
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine.
Ask for alternative pricing package. Possible discounts available if paying out of pocket. Keep papers and document for future reference. Be your own advocate!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ellen Wood at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine.
Describe Ellen Wood's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine.
We transferred the only embryos left.
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine?
- Failed to call with results
- Provided conflicting information