How was your experience with Jennifer Ratcliffe at Advanced Fertility Associates?
Dr Ratcliffe was very thorough in her explanation of the embryo attaching to the uterus. In the interview process prior to selecting me for a surrogate She was very clear about the possible emotions I might go through and my rights as a surrogate. I thought that was very nice of her to do that. She communicated what she was doing during the embryo transfer. She was funny but may seem brisk.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jennifer Ratcliffe at Advanced Fertility Associates?
If you are a very emotional person and need any emotional connection to the doctor, I don't recommend Dr Ratcliffe!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jennifer Ratcliffe at Advanced Fertility Associates?
Dr Ratcliffe is very matter of fact and blunt. I loved this about her. I can see where someone that prefers a warmer bedside manner would hate her. I felt like all of my questions and concerns were answered matter of factly.
Describe the protocols Jennifer Ratcliffe used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
folic acid, vitamin d, estradiol, lupron, progesterone, a muscle relaxer the day off transfer, baby Tylenol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Bonnie Day)
Bonnie was excellent! She was my first experience with surrogacy. She "held my hand" through the whole process. She sent me my medicine calendar, was available almost always, very warm and loving, set expectations. Followed through with everything that needed following through on.
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Associates.
I didn't have a lot of interaction with the clinic. Mainly Bonnie and Dr Ratcliffe. The clinic is clean and has a warm feel in the lobby. The transfer room is low lit for relaxation, it feels more like an upscale massage place than a Drs office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jennifer Ratcliffe at Advanced Fertility Associates.
It was paid by the intended parents
Describe Jennifer Ratcliffe's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility Associates.
It felt like Dr Ratcliffe left the choice up to the intended parents and I.