Once I had picked a donor, done a couple of IUI’s, had the HSG and had a couple more failed IUI’s I came to a realization;
I couldn’t stand my RE!!!
I had thought that all you had to do was find a Reproductive Endocrinologist and they would unlock the secret to getting you pregnant. This was not the case. I didn’t feel like I had an advocate in my RE. I felt like I was walking through glue. After 6 months of this I was ready to move to IVF and a new RE.
This time I did some research aka: I googled. I called a couple of clinics and rejected the ones who would only accept applications via fax. (I’m supposed to have faith in your state of the art reproductive technology yet you won’t accept my emailed application? No thanks… )
I loved my new RE. He was a wealth of information. He was encouraging. He was never too busy for questions. He was up on the latest technology. He never let me lose hope.
He eventually got me pregnant.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
These days it’s much easier to choose an RE thanks to a great new website called Fertility IQ. You can use this site to research the clinics and REs in your area. These are verified reviews from people who have actually used the clinics/RE’s. I have submitted my reviews and I urge others to do the same OR to use this resource when choosing their RE. I’ve heard so many horror stories of bad RE’s – especially from single women. Fertility IQ will help you avoid them. Incidentally, I am not affiliated with them, merely think it’s a service that everyone should know about!