How was your experience with Erin Lewis at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr. Lewis was exceptional. I feel so fortunate to have had her. From day one, she was upfront with me about my options -- she was both candid and hopeful, and didn't beat around the bush to help me achieve my goals. I appreciated her disposition -- I'm a facts kind of gal, and that's what she gave me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erin Lewis at Reproductive Science Center?
Please choose her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erin Lewis at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr. Lewis made me feel like I was her only patient, even though I know she has many. She treated me and my desire to have a baby with the utmost care -- she was both direct, and hopeful, both of which I appreciated.
Describe the protocols Erin Lewis used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and we decided on IVF for me upfront. The only other option was injectables, but the risk of multiples was much higher and I wasn't interested in that. I was on birth control for 3 weeks before starting my stim meds; did the stim meds for about 12 days, going in every other day for monitoring; and then a retrieval. I was expecting ~ 15-20 eggs retrieved; however, I didn't respond well to the trigger shot. Dr. Lewis chose the trigger shot because I was at higher risk of OHSS (very dangerous) due to PCOS and this one was less intense. I was disappointed to have only had 9 eggs retrieved, but it seems the other eggs were just poor quality and never released from the follicles. But, it's quality over quantity and I ended up with 3 PGS-tested embryos and no major side effects from the retrieval.
I took a few weeks break and then started treatment again to prep for the implantation. I took a combination of estradiol orally and vaginally and then continued it just orally while starting vaginal progesterone and the progesterone in oil shots ~ 6 days before my transfer. 9 days later I found out I was pregnant, and I am now 26 weeks along. I continued on the progesterone until ~ week 10.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
Amy was a GEM. Truly, a saint. She too made me feel like I was her only patient. She's the most wonderful, caring human on the planet and let me talk to her / ask her / call her any time. She is fantastic.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
Overall, extremely happy with the clinic, the staff, the communication, the treatment. Extremely professional. I can't recommend RSC enough. I have two other friends that have been there and have had nothing but great experiences. RSC is top of the line when it comes to fertility care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erin Lewis at Reproductive Science Center.
My insurance covered 100% of my treatment, but I believe IVF would have been ~ $15,000
Describe Erin Lewis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center.
It wasn't even question that we would only do one.