[QUOTE=holdingmybreath]Pebbleann, Tell me more about our consult with Baystate. Which doctor are you using? What did they do in the consult? Did the doctors seem open to your ideas, or did they just give you their “this is how it’s gonna be”?
Wishfor1more, I would love to hear about your experience with BIVF. I know what RSC was like at least for me, and I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone I had been to a very personable clinic in Texas where I was always informed about what was happening. I was felt like a number to RSC, and that they were only interested in stats. I was not pleased, but again I was comparing my experience to my Texas experience.[/QUOTE]
Hi Holding - Well, first of all, I wish I could help you better with clinics closer to where you live. I am so unfamiliar with Western MA, but if insurance has you staying in MA, use that insurance and stay in MA! I wish I had insurance for even a little bit of this process. As far as BIVF, that is where I really felt like a number. It is a large clinic and while I loved the nurse affiliated with my doctor, I never felt like we got advice or insight particular to our case. He was always willing to meet with us, but the bottom line is that they would only go so far unless we paid first. We are pretty angry that we went through two fresh and two frozen cycles and having nothing to show for it (but some debt). The doctor could basically only tell me that it is age related, though every test I have had shows I have no issues whatsoever, so DOR related to age, nothing but my stupid tubal ligation, which I have been assured does not affect egg quality or anything like that.
So funny you say that about RSC; they are definitely a larger clinic but not as large as BIVF. We have honestly felt so much better there than we ever did at BIVF. Dr. Pang has been very clear about his protocol, his plans, and explained everything to us from my chemical pregnancy last June to their lab and stats. I know every clinic tries to sell itself to some extent, but I am going on gut feeling a little more here. I also know several people who have been successful at RSC. I hear you about comparing to your clinic in Texas! I wonder if it’s regional, in the sense that we here in the Northeast just aren’t as friendly or open as the South? It shouldn’t matter from a medical standpoint, but you know what I mean.
Anyway, hope this helps - let me know! And good luck to you. I’m so sorry about your daughter.