How was your experience with Ronald Feinberg at Reproductive Associates of Delaware?
Dr Feinberg is extremely knowledgeable in his field. His discussions made it clear he stays on the cutting edge of research to help as many people as possible achieve their dream of becoming a parent. Even if he knew he or his clinic couldnt help, he would recommend someone who could.
Dr Feinberg was compassionate yet very factual and erred on the side of caution. While we hung in there for 7 rounds to make our daughter lily, he spoke of the facts which were it was unlikely at my age (45) we would achieve this with our own egg. We did, but his facts were truthful. He was very gentle in always letting us know the statistics and alternative approaches yet still supported us when we kept going.
When there was a small issue during one round of biopsys, Dr Feinberg called us himself to explain and heavily supported us to make sure we had a positive outcome.
Dr Feinbergs teams treatment identified I had cervical cancer before our first embryo transfer, and that ultimately could have saved my life. Their quick action on what they saw led to diagnosis and treatment within a matter of months.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ronald Feinberg at Reproductive Associates of Delaware?
To know he will give all knowledge based on facts that could be overwhelming at times but he is very gentle and happy to go over it as many times as necessary to explain all options. Whilst his view may not be what you want it to be, it will be realistic and based on prior outcomes. He wont mislead nor hold punches.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ronald Feinberg at Reproductive Associates of Delaware?
Dr Feinberg showed care and compassion for our journey. He was very to the point about our chances yet gave the information in a caring manner. He asked about our daughter once she was born and when we had appointment with him and she was in the room, he picked her up and held her and took time with her.
Describe the protocols Ronald Feinberg used in your cycles at Reproductive Associates of Delaware and their degree of success.
The first round was on a low dose of stims and no follicles were triggered. Second round was even lower dose which works for some but didnt work for us. Third round much higher dose and for the remaining 4 we were at the top of the limit for the volume of drugs we were taking. Ultimately it was successful however our last round we did not get any eggs at retreival. We believe the one good embryo we got was around the middle of our 7 cycles
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Associates of Delaware. (Assigned nurse: Sorry cannot remember the name!)
All of the staff involved in our treatments were incredible! Such compassion and caring was shown in each and every appointment. They became like family and we missed them when treatment was over and we were pregnant with our little girl! We took her back to meet them once we had her.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Associates of Delaware.
Fantastic staff and doctors. Very knowledgeable. Create such a caring environment.
Weakness is that i through self search found a way to buy the medications much cheaper yet they did not guide me to that. Also i have a friend who went there and her 2nd retreival didnt go well and she never heard back from them and herself never contacted them again as she was in tears on the fact she couldnt move forward with that approach. It would have been nice if they made contact again just to check on her and remind her there were other options she could explore if she wanted to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ronald Feinberg at Reproductive Associates of Delaware.
Approx $22,000 for two IVF cycles to retrieve and use own eggs. Approx $22,000 for egg donor (8 eggs) plus PGS
Describe Ronald Feinberg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Associates of Delaware.
They only offer single embryo transfers. They explained why however i think it might be nice if they offered multiple transfers to patients if they understood the risks.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Associates of Delaware?