Describe your experience with San Diego Mommy Maker.
It’s not the newest, but I’m not swayed by flashiness or fancy stuff. It has everything a clinic needs, and the posters are hilarious. If you don’t have a sense of humor and you’re extremely fragile, maybe avoid this clinic. Being informed and a strong person helped me work well with the doctor.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She has a brusque personality, but I find that useful in an RE. She doesn’t sugar coat, but takes time to get to know your cycle. It helps if you understand and know about your body and cycles beforehand, though!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The staff is small! Everyone is like family! Love love love them!
How was your experience with Lila Schmidt?
She and her staff work independently from a hospital, so you get a small personal feeling. Her equipment isn’t the state of the art, fancy stuff, but it gets the job done. She works really hard for you to get as much covered through insurance as possible too. She’s really just the best - she and her team!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lila Schmidt?
Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t make snap judgments, and listen.
Describe the protocols Lila Schmidt used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We were dealing with male factor infertility. My prior RE refused to perform an IUI on me because I had 3 mature follicles. Dr Schmidt recognized that my husband’s sperm needed as many targets as possible, so she agreed and encouraged me to try - after explaining the risks of course. We did 2 medicated cycles with clomid for 5 days, blood monitoring, a pregnyl shot to trigger, and 2 back to back IUIs. I think the second IUI was helpful. She was really great through both procedures
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lila Schmidt.
Both iuis cost $3,000 excluding medications