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Anyone doing IVF at MGH in Boston?

Postby Lynzee22 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:19 pm

Am waiting to start IVF at MGH and am wondering if anyone else has done IVF there?
Me: Bilateral Hydrosalpinges (removed 3/24/11)
DH: Nothing wrong
TTC: 5+ years
1st IVF- 5/4/11- start BCP for 4 weeks then injections!
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Re: Anyone doing IVF at MGH in Boston?

Postby Peppi » Mon May 02, 2011 2:30 am

We are not but are thinking of switching to MGH. How do you like your experience there so far?
Me: 40, DH: older
DD: 5 years old, conceived naturally
TTC baby #2: 1 year
Unexplained infertility
IFV #1 (converted from IUI): Apr 2011, nada
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Re: Anyone doing IVF at MGH in Boston?

Postby Lynzee22 » Mon May 02, 2011 1:44 pm

Well so far I haven't really done anything- I am seeing Dr. Petrozza and he had to remove both fallopian tubes and now I am waiting for my period to come so I can start the birth control and other meds- so I dont really have an opinion... YET! As for him, so far I have felt very comfortable with him and the nurses but that's all I have for now..
Me: Bilateral Hydrosalpinges (removed 3/24/11)
DH: Nothing wrong
TTC: 5+ years
1st IVF- 5/4/11- start BCP for 4 weeks then injections!
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Re: Anyone doing IVF at MGH in Boston?

Postby dns1228 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:08 pm

Hi Lynzee,
I know that this post is older so not even sure if you are still active but thought I would try anyway....

I am thinking of switching to MGH and Dr. Petrozza. I would love to hear your thoughts on the clinic and experience. I am very nervous to make the switch as I love me current RE. However, I am just coming off my 4th failed ET so I am thinking it may be time for a switch.

I would appreciate any feedback/info you would be willing to share.

Thanks!
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Re: Anyone doing IVF at MGH in Boston?

Postby Wondercat » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:09 pm

I use Dr. Petrozza at MGH. To an extent I'm not sure how much my input can help because I have never been to another clinic, but here goes...

We had 1 failed fresh cycle and 1 failed FET before getting our BFP on the 2nd fresh cycle in 2009. I was pleased to see that after both failed cycles they really did assess how the cycle went and made changes based on that. For our successful fresh cycle we did a different retrieval method (TESE) for my husband and some changes in meds/doses for my stim cycle. Everything went much more smoothly than the first time around. They have a good relationship with Village Pharmacy so getting all the requisite drug paraphernalia was seamless and easy. Again, I have no comparison to other clinics but based on my own research I felt them to be using the most up-to-date medications, equipment, and methodology.

As for the staff, everyone working there in my experience was very nice and professional - EXCEPT one doctor whose name I can send you in a PM if you like. In that case I did make a complaint to my nurse and clearly there was a note added to my file because I was never treated by this doctor again. It was not bad enough to make me stop going there. I felt comfortable and informed leaving my conversations with Dr. Petrozza, and felt very confident about the urologist who did my husband's 2nd retrieval. Overall, I am not looking for a warm & fuzzy clinic - I want the place that is going to help me have babies. This morning I was awakened by a little blond-haired, blue-eyed boy in footsie pajamas scampering down the hall screaming "MAMA!" Bottom line, Dr. Petrozza and his team are responsible for that.
Me: 33
DH: 35 (CBAVD)

IVF #1 (1): BFN
FET #1 (2): BFN
IVF #2 (2): BFP!! DS born 10/24/09
FET #2 (2): BFN
FET #3 (2): 11/21/12 -- GO TEAM B!! :)

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