Why did you need the services at RMAPA?
What was your experience like at RMAPA?
Nicole: My husband and I were on a pretty long journey. We went through my regular gynecologist and tried through them for a year, in addition to on our own and they actually referred us over. My doctor said, “There’s pretty much nothing else we can do for you. We need to send you to the fertility specialist.”
Our insurance actually had approved, originally, In Vitro. So, we were going just skip IUI and do that. We went over the pros and cons with Dr. Schilling. At the end of the day, we ended up doing the IUI anyway, but with full disclosure with what could happen, what could not happen. So [they were] very knowledgeable, very personable.
I was nervous when I first started, but the atmosphere was fantastic. The nurses are great. Dr. Schilling was wonderful. Never once was I uncomfortable—I was completely at ease with the whole procedure and they were just fantastic the whole time.
Nicole: It was way easier than I expected. I did a lot of research after our attempts through the OBGYN had failed. So, I came in fully researched and was nervous, because you know online it’s hard cold facts, but it was way easier than I expected. Everything was spelled out beforehand. They made sure I was aware of everything that was going to happen. The day of was very relaxing and it was quick, painless and the most painful part was probably the two-week wait after to see if it actually worked.
When I hit the 8-week mark and was discharged back to my regular doctor, I was like, “I don’t want to go! I’d rather stay here the whole time,” and they were like, “No, it doesn’t work that way.” So yeah, they were fantastic with any questions. I actually ended up with a problem with my thyroid and Tara was great at explaining everything, getting on medication, the steps and everything was perfect.