How was your experience with Mercedes Gondra at Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology?
Dr. Gondra is direct but kind in her approach. Her attitude is positive even in the face of adversity and she seems to genuinely care about her patients beyond their affect on her success rate. She worked to ensure my treatment was the best for me and never pushed us into any tests or treatment we were uncomfortable with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mercedes Gondra at Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology?
Dr. Gondra has a thick accent that some people may not easily understand (I had no issues, but my MIL couldn’t understand her). She is direct in her presentation of facts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mercedes Gondra at Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology?
Dr. Gondra knew me, remembered details about me and my story that we’re not a part of my chart, and was always encouraging in our time together.
Describe the protocols Mercedes Gondra used in your cycles at Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology and their degree of success.
Our goal was as many mature eggs as possible while offsetting risk of OHSS (due to PCOS). I was put on birth control for 2 months to completely “quiet” my ovaries. Then I started on 150 units of menopur and 150 units of Follistim for 8 days. Then Menopur was cut to 75 units and while Follistim remained at 150 units for another 2 days (total of 10 days of stims). I took ganirelix to prevent ovulation for 4 days, and my trigger shot was Lupron (to avoid ohss). I had 60+ follicles, 44 eggs, 22 mature, 16 fertilized, 13 blastocysts.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology. (Assigned nurse: Celeste)
Every nurse I worked with was kind and willing to help in any way they could. They also did AWESOME blood draws- and that is a big deal when you’re going through that many pokes!
Describe your experience with Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology.
Compassion, care, and facts are the clinic’s strengths. They will be honest and up front about what can be done. The price is middle of the road for IVF from what I’ve found. It is a small clinic with only one doctor and one NP, along with the nursing staff. There are limitations with a small clinic, but I felt the personal care I was given was a worthy trade off.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mercedes Gondra at Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology.
Total Care with Maria Gondra was roughly 20,000 (including PESA sperm retrieval, IVF all freeze, FET, and all medications)
Describe Mercedes Gondra's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Gondra Center for Reproductive Care & Advanced Gynecology.
Considering we had success with one embryn on our first transfer, I’m very glad we only transferred one. I did not want twins, and the risks that come with a multiple pregnancy- and we are pregnant with one healthy little boy.