Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Good at returning phone calls. Clean. Typical waiting room.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The clinic was very friendly-- returned phone calls, seemed organized. The nurses were friendly in person. Dr. M. took the time to answer my questions and seemed like a reasonable person to work with.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were great at doing things like returning phone calls quickly and being organized. They were respectful in person. The one thing I didn't like was that once I got pregnant, the nurse I spoke to by phone gave me a long list of all the fear-based things I should do (what to eat, what not to eat, etc.) and that seemed rather negative. I didn't want a fear-based pregnancy.
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian?
He was not in a rush-- sat down with me to have an in-depth conversation and answer my questions. He seemed respectful. I have a same-sex partner and he was respectful of that. We only did one IUI because I got pregnant on the first try.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian?
Don't be afraid to ask any questions you want to ask or to ask if something is possible. He is realistic but also reasonable to work with.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did an unmedicated IUI because that's what I wanted to do. I had no known fertility problems, just needed to do IUI because I have a female partner. He did recommend I take progesterone for the first trimester because I got pregnant while still nursing my first child and so my progesterone levels were a bit low.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian.
I don't remember the specifics. Probably under $1,000.