How was your experience with Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Lunch cares about her patients and genuinely seems interested in their outcomes. She thoroughly explains what to expect. One time I felt very rushed through an appointment, but all other interactions were very good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
You can explain Dr Lynch to treat you with respect and care about your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Most of the nurses are wonderful. When we weren’t able to do an IUI, the nurse took as much time as I needed to talk about how I was feeling. Another nurse during egg retrieval was so friendly and helpful. Both of these nurses shared with me their own experiences with IVF. Dr Lynch is very concerned about her patients and also thoughtful. One time I felt rushed through an appointment, but at times she also called me on the weekend.
Describe the protocols Kelly Lynch used in your cycles at Baystate Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For several cycles I used Clomid then switched to Letrazole while using ovulation testing. We did this because my husband and I weren’t ready for anything else yet. Next we did 3 IUIs with Letrozole. The last one resulted in a chemical pregnancy. We then moved onto IVF with ICSI. The first month I used an ovulation prediction kit. 10 days after the surge, I applied a Vivelle patch (3 patches and changed them every other day). 11 days after the surge, I started Ganirelix (for 3 days). For month 2, I came in on day 2 of my cycle for baseline blood test and US. I started Menopur (4 vials). That day we both started antibiotics also (for 7 days). Gonal f was started that night. On day 6, another US, then started Ganirelix. I had to go in one week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as they monitored the growth of my follicles (which were a bit slow to grow), along with bloodwork each time. Then Ovidrel and egg retrieval 2 days later. We had planned to transfer 2 embryos, due to my age, but were down to only one healthy one, so it was transferred on day 5. This didn’t result in a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of them were really great, sharing their experiences with IVF, and being compassionate.
Describe your experience with Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
I didn’t like that I had to go for bloodwork every time I had an ultrasound. It seemed unnecessary as sometimes a decision was made prior to them receiving the lab result. The clinic setting is very nice, the ultrasound techs were great. One of the phlebotomists bruised me twice and I had to specifically request someone else.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
You have to be there between 7:30-9 am for an ultrasound and lab work. It’s first come first served, so sometimes it was quick and other days took longer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
Each IUI was ~$600 plus medication costs. Our IVF wasn’t terribly expensive because I had already reached my annual deductible. $60 copay, ~$600 for meds. Now that a new year has started, it’ll be $1,200 for deductible, plus meds, plus copays.
Describe Kelly Lynch's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
It seems it would have made sense to transfer 2 embryos, if we had them, given my age and poor egg quality.
What specific things went wrong at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
- Failed to convey critical information
- Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
I had to wait an extra cycle because no one told us that because I was over 40, I had to do a Clomid challenge test. I feel like they should have told me this before I turned 40, not the month afterward.