Most fertility doctors I know don't believe in additional holistic measures, but Dr. Kelly is open minded and still matches her advice with research backed science. She doesn't over promise, but helped me understand the various courses I could take to conceive...With Dr. Kelly you are treated as a human, as a patient, as an individual woman...Dr. Kelly believes single transfer is best, because multiple transfer produces higher risk pregnancies...
The office [Society Hill Reproductive Medicine] is like stepping into a sweet little house. It's not a fertility factory. You feel peace in the midst of a very stressful season in life. This is the A team...Beth and Steph [nurses] are both incredible!...Beth was incredible in writing out the calendar scenarios for me and reminding me that not everything goes as plans and that this will change a million times. She also taught me and my husband how to use the shots and medicine...
How was your experience with Maureen Kelly at Society Hill Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kelly is beyond brilliant, trustworthy, caring and direct. Every time I meet with her I feel she is clear, but also warm. Most fertility doctors I know don't believe in additional holistic measures, but Dr. Kelly is open minded and still matches her advice with research backed science. She doesn't over promise, but helped me understand the various courses I could take to conceive. Before seeing Dr. Kelly I lived in another state and conceived my baby on first round of an IUI after a miscarriage. For my second child and working with Dr. Kelly it was a much more complex journey I started fertility before COVID, then during COVID. I went through multiple rounds of shots via IVF. This could have been a very depressing journey, but thanks to Dr. Kelly I always felt 100% supported and cared for and I truly believe that made all the difference in conceiving my daughter. There are not enough words or space to describe my gratitude to Dr. Kelly. She has become not just my doctor, but also one of the women I admire most in my life. I am forever grateful. I am in the midst of moving across the country and despite the complex logistics still plan to use Dr. Kelly in the future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maureen Kelly at Society Hill Reproductive Medicine?
Know you are in the absolute best hands. Stay organized with your notes and medicine and do your best to nurture and mother yourself during this very difficult season in life.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maureen Kelly at Society Hill Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kelly is absolutely extraordinary! I feel so fortunate to have worked with her and her team. She is the ONLY fertility practice that I've found that feels like concierge medicine and treated me with the utmost dignity and care. Prior to Dr. Kelly I lived in NYC and went to what is considered the absolute best fertility department in the world. Dr. Kelly blows them out of the water. In NYC I felt like I was going to a busy deli and had to take a number and wait in a cold waiting room with literally hundreds of other women. With Dr. Kelly you are treated as a human, as a patient, as an individual woman. I saw her before COVID and during COVID and her team was incredibly professional, caring and went above and beyond to helping me conceive my baby girl. I had interviewed nearly every fertility doctor in the Philadelphia area and no one comes close to Dr. Kelly. In fact, I am moving across the country and still intend on using Dr. Kelly out of state because she is that amazing. If you want quality care during a very stressful journey in life look no further. Everyone from her receptionists Tiera and Vanessa to her rockstar nurses Beth and Steph provide only the best. I am so grateful to the entire Society Hill team!
Describe the protocols Maureen Kelly used in your cycles at Society Hill Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Norfolk method? I had tried to just do Letrozole via IUI's before seeing Dr. Kelly but that didn't work. The Norfolk method worked for me because I have diminished egg reserve.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Society Hill Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Beth and Steph)
Beth and Steph are both incredible! I've worked with other nurses at clinics and did not have the same care. In fact when I went to Cornell in NYC (before Dr. Kelly) the nurse I had was so disorganized she went to give me a medicine that I had already been taking and was giving me completely conflicting information that it wound up being one of the main reasons I left Cornell in NYC. I didn't feel like they knew anything about me and just saw me as one of their thousands of patients. I am virgo, type A personality that likes to plan as much as possible, which is nearly impossible when doing IVF. You have to surrender your plans and roll with the waves! Beth was incredible in writing out the calendar scenarios for me and reminding me that not everything goes as plans and that this will change a million times. She also taught me and my husband how to use the shots and medicine. I have brain fog and memory issues through autoimmune issues and Beth is always so great at writing things down for me or helping me record videos so I don't forget. She's a straight shooter, but still has empathy when things don't work out, which did happen when some of my eggs weren't healthy. Steph has a great loving energy and is also wonderful. I worked mainly with Beth. The two of them are absolute rockstars! When working with Dr. Kelly's office you get the A-Team and it's always consistent. This is unusual in healthcare and especially in fertility. Dr. Kelly's team is consistently the best.
Describe your experience with Society Hill Reproductive Medicine.
Pristine, calming, organized, thoughtful, hands on, warm. The office is like stepping into a sweet little house. It's not a fertility factory. You feel peace in the midst of a very stressful season in life. This is the A team. No one comes close to Dr. Kelly in high touch, brilliant service and care for one of the most important journey's in your life. Simply the best.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maureen Kelly at Society Hill Reproductive Medicine.
Unfortunately my insurance did not cover IVF. However, I know Dr. Kelly accepts health insurance. My plan just doesn't cover IVF.
Describe Maureen Kelly's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Society Hill Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Kelly believes single transfer is best, because multiple transfer produces higher risk pregnancies. Other doctors that I interviewed believe in multiple. I was successful with single and baby was very small so I think that was best.