Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
The staff at the clinic are nice enough but I do question their skill level. Despite having 40 eggs retrieved we only wound up with a few embryos -- at the next fertility clinic we visited we wound up with 19. This clinic is dated and it shows.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We came to Bellingham IVF because of male factor issues. An assessment of my own fertility showed no issues and in fact showed a very high ovarian reserve. Despite this, I was put on an excessive hormone protocol that caused me to hyperstimulate severely and I spent 8 days in a hospital(plus weeks at home unable to work) as a result. It felt like I was just given the "standard treatment" and not one meant to fit my body.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Lost paperwork
- Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan?
We had a terrible experience with Dr. Branigan. I experienced severe OHSS and when we called the clinic to report my initial, troubling symptoms we were told that everything was fine and not to worry. Dr. Branigan never even mentioned the possibility of OHSS and it was not until I was admitted to the ICU with a near fatal blood potassium level that we found out what was going on.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan?
Drive to Seattle and find a better doctor.