How was your experience with Molina Dayal at SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine)?
Dr Dayal took over my treatment half way through, Dr Sher had done my egg retrieval and first two transfers then he went back to Las Vegas and Dr Dayal took over. The first real time she saw us was for our first ultrasound of our very first pregnancy, I was 7 weeks pregnant, our baby had stopped growing at 6 weeks and she had to tell us there was no heartbeat, I could not have asked for a better experience at a horrible time, it was clear she was upset for us and she hugged me before I left.
When we had issues getting my lining to grow for frozen transfers she was willing to try different things and never gave up.
Our son is two and we've had some losses since he was born, Dr Dayal has still been there for us whenever we had questions or needed help.
She is a very special person who is great at her job, I know you want objective comments but I genuinely don't have a bad thing to say.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine)?
Be honest with her, about your fears or goals, she will listen and even if it seems like you're asking a stupid question she will never make you feel that way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine)?
Dr Dayal would talk to us about our cycle and what was happening, she never talked in general terms of treatment, it was always about our specific cycle.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine) and their degree of success.
My lining doesn't grow well for frozen cycles so I was on terbutaline and viagra, on my final cycle my lining still wasn't as good as she wanted so we added vaginal estrace, it worked in two days.
I was also on intra lipid infusions for elevated nk cells and a partial dq alpha match.
Describe your experience with your nurse at SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine). (Assigned nurse: Jamie Layman )
Jamie was my co ordinator and MerryKay was my nurse, I think they have very different styles, with Jamie making friends more and being the shoulder to cry on and MK being the cool and collected one that gave the answers and could pull you back to earth when the hormones are making you crazy. They both answered emails very quickly and made me feel not alone, they are a great team.
Describe your experience with SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine).
For me the main strength and the reason I'd never go anywhere else is the fact that you actually see the RE at each appointment, she does your monitoring ultrasound so there's no waiting around for a phone call later, you get your answer straight away.
Half way through my time there a place opened right next door to get your blood work, they would send over your lab request so you could go there first, it's very efficient.
Even Stephanie the receptionist would greet you by name and know why you were there, from the moment you walk in you feel welcome.
I would like to see prices on the Website but I'm very happy that they have recently joined up with a medical loan company.
Even if we were to move away if we ever do another cycle we would travel back to Missouri to use Dr Dayal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine).
We paid for the two cycle plan which included two fresh cycles and unlimited frozen transfers, we didn't get to use the second fresh because we had our son from the final frozen embryo, because we done four frozen cycles it saved us money. We had to pay separately for anesthesia and blood work.
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at SIRM St. Louis (Sher institute for Reproductive Medicine).
Due to our partial dq alpha match we were only allowed to transfer one embryo at a time because of the belief if we put one back that was a match it could cause it's to lose both of them, I personally don't see a need to transfer more than one, out of 5 set we had 3 positive tests with one live birth.