Trouble TTC
Options

How often do you have contact with your RE?

Your actual RE, not the nurses?  I have only met with him one time, yes, once!  I find it a little odd since most of you ladies seem to be able to actually speak to yours at least once a month?  

My DH and I really liked him when we met with him.  He sat down with us, went over our (my) "issues" and answered all of our questions.  He told us he could get us pregnant (pretty bold!) but that he didnt know which treatment would work so we got to choose and then move up from there.  So, I feel like we are kind of "choosing" our own treatments.

 I guess it's fine, he gave us the statistics, but sometimes I feel "on my own" and it would be nice to actually talk to him and see what he thinks about how things are going.  Maybe he will once we've done a couple of IUIs.

My clinic has outstanding IVF success rates and that's why I'm continuing with them.  The nurses are just ok.  A few are very friendly and the rest are just kind of "blah."  I just sometimes feel like I'm at a factory. 

image


Our beautiful babies
<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb1f.lilypie.com/nNCwm5.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie First Birthday tickers" /></a><br>
Daisypath Anniversary tickers
image

Re: How often do you have contact with your RE?

  • Options

    I actually didn't see my RE at all after the first consultation until I had 5 failed clomid cycles, and then I had to go in for an IVF consult.  I know he looked at my file, and oversaw everything, but my nurses handled all of my monitoring, and even my IUIs.  They were great though, so I didn't mind.

    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Options

    Maybe that's the norm then.  My RE overlooks everything as well.

    My SIL and brother were IF also and they were always talking to their actual RE so that's what made me question it.  I guess every place is different!

    image


    Our beautiful babies
    <a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb1f.lilypie.com/nNCwm5.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie First Birthday tickers" /></a><br>
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    image
  • Loading the player...
  • Options
    I've seen him on the day of my consultation, the day of my HSG and the day I made an appointment to talk about our next step.  So just three times.  I "talk" to him when I have a question but I call the nurse and she calls me back with an answer.
  • Options
    We had our initial consultation in January, met with him again in March and May, and I have another appointment in a couple weeks (so July). Basically every two months we have a "consultation" with him, but otherwise we just talk to the nurses. The nurse always returns my calls and the nurse also did my IUI.
    ---------------Siggy Warning--------------------


    Image and video hosting by TinyPicimage
    Me: 32, DH: 34  / TTC since February 2011 / SA: all normal, HSG: all clear! / on Lovenox for anticardiolipid antibodies
    4 IUIs with Clomid, Letrozole, and Menopur. All BFN.
    9/12: lap / hysteroscopy: found and removed mild endometriosis, cervical polyp, and 2 para-tubular cysts
    5/13 IVF #1: Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, 10R/4M/4F, ET of 2, 5 cell and 4 cell, no frosties = BFN
    12/13 IVF #2 = November / December 2013. Microdose Lupron Protocol: 15R/6M/6F, Froze all 6 due to high E2 and P4
    FET 1: Jan 22, 2014 of one 4AB blast and one 3BB blast (3 blasts on ice!)
    BFP on HPT 4dp5dt, Beta #1 9dp5dt: 310, Beta #2 11dp5dt: 899
    First u/s on 2/17/14: TWINS!!!!! both w/HBs of 114 at 6w3d, HBs 150 and 152 at 7w5d

    5/27/2014: Team purple!!!!  EDD 10/10/2014 / 
    Delivered by c-section at 32w0d 8/15/2014 due to preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome
    Baby Boy 4lbs 1oz, 17 inches
    Baby Girl 3lbs 5oz, 16 inches


    imageimage
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Options
    When I was doing clomid and IUIs, I'd see him after each monitoring visit (usually 2x a cycle) just to touch base about what they saw on the U/S, and then he would do my IUIs. Now that I am moving on to IVF, I probably wont see him until my ER and ET, but he'll be reviewing my files and blood work. When I call with questions, there has been time that he has called me back himself, and other times when the nurses did after talking with him.
    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Options

    I saw mine on our first visit, then he did my HSG, and he's popped in a few times when he's around and I'm there for monitoring, and then just the other day after we'd finished 4 femera/injects cycles to discuss new plans. 

    I think when he has a minute or two and knows one of his patients are there he'll pop in and say hi and take a look at whats going on. Its one of the reasons I like him.

    The norm is usually dealing with the nurses. They are the ones who answer questions, perform monitoring, submit scripts, etc etc.  

    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Options
    imageeandk18:

    Your actual RE, not the nurses?  I have only met with him one time, yes, once!  I find it a little odd since most of you ladies seem to be able to actually speak to yours at least once a month?  

    My DH and I really liked him when we met with him.  He sat down with us, went over our (my) "issues" and answered all of our questions.  He told us he could get us pregnant (pretty bold!) but that he didnt know which treatment would work so we got to choose and then move up from there.  So, I feel like we are kind of "choosing" our own treatments.

     I guess it's fine, he gave us the statistics, but sometimes I feel "on my own" and it would be nice to actually talk to him and see what he thinks about how things are going.  Maybe he will once we've done a couple of IUIs.

    My clinic has outstanding IVF success rates and that's why I'm continuing with them.  The nurses are just ok.  A few are very friendly and the rest are just kind of "blah."  I just sometimes feel like I'm at a factory. 

     

    You have described my experience to a T, as well as my reasons for staying with this particular RE!  My clinic is pretty expensive though, so there is a trade off I guess. 

    Miscarriage in January 2012 at 8 weeks
    Subsequently diagnosed with low P4, LOR. MH DX low motility, varicocele 
    BFP in July 2012 (Gonal-f + trigger + IUI#2 (B2B) + prometrium)
    Lost Baby A prior to 7 weeks; large SCH; Baby B (Bug) was born in March 2013
    BFP June 2014; EDD February 19, 2015
    image
  • Options

    I saw my RE for the initial consult, then didn't see him again until he happened to be the doc on rotation for IUI #4, after which we sat down and discussed things. Then we had our official "moving to IVF" consult a little later. Otherwise, I always spoke with a nurse or the PA, who often said "I spoke with Dr. X and he said we should..." I always felt like my RE was following my case. I did all my monitoring locally, but I think if I had done it at the RE, I would have seen him from time to time, and I am sure he would have briefly touched base.

    I love my PA, and the nurses all seem super sweet and helpful, though I've mostly dealt with the PA. 

    4 IUIs: Bfn
    Antagonist IVF 7 retrieved, 4 fert w/ICSI&AH, 2 blasts transferred. Beta #1 9/20: 367 Beta #2 9/22: 841
    image image
  • Options
    Everytime I went to the clinic - unless it was his day off. He even came in on a  day off to see me and two other patients. Then I met with the nurse.
    image
    Adam & Shoshie 10-21-07: "My family is big and loud and everybody's in each other's lives and business. ... but wherever I go, they will always be there." * My Blog: Tales of a Hopeful Jewish Mom to Be * BabyFruit Ticker
  • Options
    My RE does all of my ultrasounds, so I see her frequently. The only time I don't see her is when I'm going for bloodwork only. I wouldn't like not seeing her because I always have questions.
    Photobucket
  • Options

    imagemaggie2324:
    My RE does all of my ultrasounds, so I see her frequently. The only time I don't see her is when I'm going for bloodwork only. I wouldn't like not seeing her because I always have questions.

    My RE does all of my ultrasounds as well. So I see him pretty much every time I go in. One time I was supposed to see the NP because his schedule was booked but he was the one I saw anyway.

    TTC#1 since 5/2011
    DX: Hypothyroidism, PCOS, Myasthenia Gravis, Aplastic Anemia, one copy MTHFR DH SA: count 52% motility (slow progressive), 0% normal morph
    June-July 2012: Clomid cycles=BFNs
    August 2012: New RE, started Metformin, Letrozole 7.5mg+TI=BFN Sept. 2012: IUI#1: Letrozole 7.5mg=BFN
    Oct. 2012: IUI#2 Letrozole 7.5mg+Dexamethasone=BFN
    Nov '12-March '13 on a break
    April 2013: IUI#3 Letrozole 7.5mg+Dexamethasone=BFN
    June 2013: IVF#1  Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix =BFN, 3 Frosties
    August 2013: FET#1=BFP 8/20/13,  EDD 4/30/13, MMC 10/1/13
    December 2013: IVF#2 Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix=?
     ~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~

    imageimageimage

  • Options
    NeeseyNeesey member
    We met with him three times before starting treatment.  We have a meeting with him next month if we aren't successful this month.  I saw the other doctor in the practice for our last IUI that was a disaster because of uterine cysts.  My doctor is "on standby" today if my nurse has trouble with our IUI.  He writes notes in my chart that they discuss with me but I mainly deal with the three nurses on my team.  They are wonderful and I feel very taken care of even without seeing to doctor every month.
    image 
     image image image
    TTC since 3/2011 Adenomyosis, LPD, hypothyroidism. 
    BFP on 7/20/12 after 4 cycles Clomid + IUI 
    2 large subchorionic hematomas & no heartbeat at 7w6d   
    D&E 8/18/12 Sonohysterography found septum and necrotic tissue.   
    Hysteroscopy to remove both 10/5
    IUI #5-7 50mg Clomid + trigger = BFN  
    IUI #8 Femara + Bravelle + HCG + Progesterone = BFP 3/27/13
    Beta 1 (13dpo) = 169  Beta 2 (17dpo) = 1073  No heartbeat at 9w3d. 
    D & C 5/10/13  Triploidy 69 (paternal inherited)
    IVF #1 with ICSI and PGS 11R 8M 5F 2 biopsied/frozen
    PGS results = 1 with trisomy 13 & 1 good embryo for FET 
    FET #1 EV, estrace, nitro patches.  Cancelled due to thin lining
    FET #1.2 oral estrace, f'ing nitro patches and no delestrogen.  Transfer 12/31. BFN
    PAIF/SAIF welcome
    Surprise BFP on 6/13/14  Our only unmedicated bfp ever.
    Beta #1 339  Beta #2 649 44 hour doubling time
  • Options
    imagebeth9409:

    imagemaggie2324:
    My RE does all of my ultrasounds, so I see her frequently. The only time I don't see her is when I'm going for bloodwork only. I wouldn't like not seeing her because I always have questions.

    My RE does all of my ultrasounds as well. So I see him pretty much every time I go in. One time I was supposed to see the NP because his schedule was booked but he was the one I saw anyway.

     

    I also see my RE or the on call doc from that team everytime. Our RE is on-call this weekend and I am looking forward to seeing him and possibly seeing if we can change treatment plans as I have only had 1 follicule while on clomid 1 month.


    Me (30) my best friend (38)
    TTTC since "Jan 2011"
    RE appt april 2012
    Dx: PCOS and stage 1 endo
    S/A 19 million, 48 motility, 1 morphology
    6.1 progestrone
    HSG: tubes clear
    clomid 50mg + #1 IUI + trigger 6/9/12 BFN 6/18/12 Clomid 150mg +#2 IUI + trigger: 7/9/2012 BFN 7/18/2012 stage 1: endo removed 8/14/12
    Letrozole 2.5mg+estrogen=cycle cancelled for little to no response
    Follistim 75 (10/15-10/19) follistim 67 (10/20-10/21) cycle cancelled due to over response 9 follies and very thin lining
    ~ IVF #1:BC pills started 10/27~
    ~IVF class schedualed for 11/13~
    ~ Lupron starts Thanksgiving day~
    ~Stims start December 1st~
    ~ER: December 12th ~
    ~ET: December 15th~
    19 R. 12. Fertilized with ICSI, 2 transfered
    only 1 made it to freeze!
    Beta #1 12/27/12 (26)
    beta #2 12/29/12 (78.9)
    Beta #3 12/31/12 (149)
    Beta #4 1/4/13 (48)
    C/P on 1/4/13 @ 5 weeks and 2 days
    ~ IVF #2 ~
    ~ BC pills1/15-2/3~
    ~Lupron beings 1/31~
    ~stims start Feb. 9th~
    ~ER 2/21/13~
    ~14 R, 12 fertilized with ICSI~
    ~1 made it to freeze~
    ~Twin Boys Arrived August 31, 2013
    imageAnniversary
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    P/SAIF Welcome~ everyone welcome
  • Options
    I've only seen my RE twice. Once at our initial consult, and then the next appt for monitoring. She has a fellow that works under her that I have seen every time I see her, and all but a couple of my other apps. She oversees everything like PP have said, but there are other docs and nurses that do a lot of the routine monitoring and even my IUI's. IDK if this will change if we ever get to IVF, but it does not bother me. I don't feel like my care is suffering and if I have any questions, the nurses are there to field calls and concerns. 
    Me: 37, DH: 35 :: TCC since 2/11 SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
    April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN   May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN  August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
    September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN  October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
    IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
    FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
    IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
    FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro  8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
    FET #2.2 Scheduled for September 20th
    2 Thawed, 2 Transferred! Beta #1- 96, Beta #2 906! :: EDD June 10th
    2015- 2 failed FET. We are done
    SURPRISE! BFP 8/8/16   EDD 4/1/17

     
    imageImage and video hosting by TinyPic

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Options
    I've only seen ours during our consult and my u/s.  Other times it's the nurses.  Depending on what I need it how often I talk to them lol.  Like I needed an RX adjusted, so I left a VM and it was sent in.  Then for lab results it's the same :)  We are meeting with our RE on Thu though, so then I can say twice :)
    TTC Babypants with low motility and low morphology since 6/2010.

    Trials & Adventures in Baby Making

    Stuck in counting limbo.

    SAIF always welcome!!

    Fortune from UnderwaterRhymes: A new outlook brightens your image and brings new friends.

    imageimage

  • Options
    Every appointment I have (except b/w only appointments), I see my RE.  He does all my u/s's, discusses all new plans, failed cycles, etc with me.  The only time I interact with the nurses is when they show me to the room or if I need to call for something.  Every practice is different, but this is one of the things that I really appreciate about my RE.

    image image imageimageimage  

    CFNBC after 8 losses and IF || History || My Angel Babies

This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards
"
"