How was your experience with Susan Hudson at Texas Fertility Center?
My experiences as a patient have always been positive, even when my treatment didn’t go as planned. Dr. Hudson always reviewed our previous cycle information and set a course of action moving forward that we were all comfortable with. She answered every question we had openly and honestly and gave her opinions when we asked for them. We think very highly of her and trust her solely with helping us build our family. Because of her we have our son and are hoping to add another child soon.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Susan Hudson at Texas Fertility Center?
Trust her and trust the process. It may not always be easy, but it will be worth it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Susan Hudson at Texas Fertility Center?
Dr. Hudson is very compassionate and understanding. I have been a patient of hers for many years and can not say enough positive things about her as both a doctor and a person. She definitely goes the extra mile for her patients.
Describe the protocols Susan Hudson used in your cycles at Texas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I can’t remember exact protocols from all of my cycles, but when stimming, I used estrace, and estrogen patches, Bravelle (prior to recall) and Menopur, Ganirelix, and Gonal-F. We did a Lupron trigger prior to retrieval. When prepping for transfers I have done a protocol with just estrace and crinone and I have done a cycle with estrace, crinone, and PIO. My latest cycle we tried an immune protocol and added steroids (prednisone, prednisolone, doxy, baby aspirin, and dexamethasone). My lining was always trilaminar for transfer and the latest protocol was used because I have had repeat implantation failure with PGS normal embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Texas Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Jessica )
Jessica is so sweet and always made me feel like she genuinely cared about us and truly wanted us to be successful. I love working with her and all of the staff at TFC New Braunfels.
Describe your experience with Texas Fertility Center.
The clinic strengths are that every single visit I get to see the the Dr. she performs every in office ultrasound, procedure, etc. herself. I also think they are very accommodating and make sure that if you need to be seen, they get you in ASAP and most of the time the same day, if needed. The biggest weakness is that they moved all blood labs off site, so now sometimes you have to wait a long time to get lab work and travel to multiple places if you have an appointment and need labs same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Susan Hudson at Texas Fertility Center.
I have done multiple cycles with this clinic and when I used my own eggs it was around $35,000 including the cost of medications. The most recent donor egg cycle we did cost us $29,000 for a two euploid embryo guarantee. Each transfer has medication, ultrasound/Dr. Visit fees, and transfer fees associated which were a couple thousand dollars total each time. We also pay 600.00 to the surgery center for each transfer.
Describe Susan Hudson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Texas Fertility Center.
Yes! My doctor prefers to transfer one baby at a time. Her philosophy is one healthy baby and one healthy mama.