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2601 Lake Dr Ste 301, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760735.816268 -78.707146
M-F: 7:30-4:30, S-S: 8-12
My OB/Gyn referred me to Carolina Conceptions for further testing as we are having trouble getting pregnant with our second child. We had a consultation with Dr. Meyer. He is very personable, extremely knowledgable and straight forward. Which I appreciate. He recommended an HSG. This test had been discussed when I was trying to conceive my first child but I got pregnant before I had it. Needless to say, I was very nervous after reading reviews online about this test. I am writing this review to assure everyone that there is nothing to be afraid of. Dr. Meyer prescribed me ultram to take 1 hour before the procedure and I also took 600mg of motrin. Dr. Couchman performed the HSG and I didnt feel a thing. Honestly, a pap smear was more uncomfortable. She explained step by step what she was doing and you are able to watch on the monitor as the dye pushes through and highlights your tubes and uterus. It was a very neat experience. Everyone at Carolina Conceptions, from the front desk, to the physicians, have been wonderful. I highly recommend them to anyone who is having trouble starting or growing their family.
I came to Carolina Conceptions... – I came to Carolina Conceptions because another fertility program suggested after one IVF cycle that my husband and I needed to do eggdonation. Carolina Conceptions put me on DHEA, CoQ 10 vitamin and flared myovaries with mini doses of lupron. For one week I even used a testosteronepatch. I produced many more eggs and got pregnant with my first attempt at CarolinaConceptions. I even had embryos to freeze. The doctors seem to know the newest ideas in the field and the nurses are the most gracious in explaining everything. Don’t hesitate if you have problems and don’t give up until you go to Carolina Conceptions
Wanting to make a buck! – After going to them for a year and not having any luck becuase of certain protocols, I transferred to another Doctors office.
Since then I have been trying to tie up lose ends like get my money back for prepaying for services, no one returns my calls, no one gives me any information. They want to charge you for every little thing, and they do not work with you. Customer service is HORRIBLE!!!!!
It's just another business wanting to make a buck! there is no personal service, there is no concern, just want to fill their pockets.
Couldn't ask for a better appt! – At 28 years old me and my DH have been trying to concieve for 4 years with a few set backs including blocked tubes:( I had surgery to repair tubes in 2010 and unfortunately it did not correct them. So after a year of trying medicated cycles and an IUI we decided to seek further help @ Carolina Conceptions. My infertility doctor where I live refers people to this clinic and we are so blessed he did! We were fortunate to meet with Dr. Park who was very personable and made us feel very comfortable. He took one look at my HSG and said that both tubes were dilated which is translated to hydrosalpinges. I knew I had one tube that was dilated, but we were told both were which led Dr. Park to tell me that before we proceed with IVF those tubes have to be taken out due to the toxic fluid which spills out into the pelvic area causing it to be an unsuitable enviroment for a baby. We were thrilled to hear some confirming information on why we couldn't concieve. I always trusted the Lord, but medically speaking their was 0 % chance of concieving. So we were told that after I have surgery to remove tubes we would be perfect candidates for IVF. Very exciting news. I might add that every ? we had Dr. Park answered them the best he could. The staff was amazing and took great care of us. We had an awesome experience at CC and can't wait to start our IVF journey in a few months. Thank you CC!! God Bless all of you!
Carolina Conceptions wasted 6 months of my life – At 36, I tried for over a year to conceive. Without any luck, I went to Carolina Conceptions. I enjoyed my experience at first. I went through three months of "timed intercourse" and taking fertility drugs to increase our chances of conceiving. But after six ultrasounds (all performed by the nurse twice a month) and HSG (performed by doctor), I still wasn't pregnant. I decided to get a second opinion before I tried IVF (which they suggested we try next). During my first ultrasound at the other fertility clinic, several fibroids were discovered. Why did Carolina Conceptions not see this obvious "road block"? Why did they continue giving me fertility drugs? I spent over $2,000 out of pocket! IVF would not have worked and I would have spent thousands more trying it. I suggest always getting a second opinion and not settling with the first advice given to you. I also suggest you insist on having the doctor present during the ultrasounds. Know that HSG is a dye that sits on top of possible problems and a better procedure is to use saline (for clearer results).
Great Experience - Highly Recommend Them! – At 36, I had been single for many years and had no prospects of a relationship on the horizon. I decided that I wanted to try to have a child while my body was still able. I started the process at one fertility clinic in the Durham area and did not have a great experience. The staff were all very nice but I only saw my doctor during the consultation and never again. I only saw residents and nurses after that who were all very nice but I had no continuity of care. When I tried to schedule an appoint with my doctor to discuss all my failed insemination attempts, I could only get an appoint 5 weeks out or had to pay $140 out of pocket to have a 30 minute phone consultation. I decided to switch to Carolina Conceptions on the recommendation of 2 friends who experienced the same frustration that I had. Carolina Conceptions was the complete opposite experience. My doctor (Dr. John Park) was accessible via e-mail for questions whenever I had concerns. He even responded to my e-mails when he was on vacation! I could schedule time to talk to him within a reasonable time period. The staff was all very nice, supportive, and had positive attitudes. They were flexible with my hectic travel schedule. My doctor at Carolina Conceptions also discovered a uterine polyp that was missed at my other doctor. After it was removed, I immediately became pregnant the next month. I recommend Carolina Conceptions to any single or coupled woman who is trying to conceive. It is a great practice. I had a great experience. If I decide to try again on my own, I will definitely go back to Carolina Conceptions!
Making Dreams Come True – We went to Carolina Conceptions in late summer-early fall of 2010 for our initial consultation on recommendation from friends. We met with Dr. Meyer and instantly loved him. At that consultation, we decided the best route for us would be IVF. My husband and I began our first IVF round in November. I began the injections November 1 and on December first we had our first positive pregnancy test!
The care and compassion shown to us by not only Dr. Meyer, Dr. Couchman, and Dr. Parks, but by the entire staff is amazing. Every step of this process the entire staff and doctors at Carolina Conceptions felt like family to us. I was actually sad to leave them and look forward to being a patient in the future when we are ready for our family to grow again.
Dr. Meyer is an amazing doctor. My husband would send an email at night so Dr. Meyer would get it in the morning... Dr. Meyer would instantly respond! In fact, Dr. Meyer emailed my husband on November 30, 2010 to see how I was doing. I of course was extremely anxious waiting to see if the IVF took for us. Dr. Meyer had said to take a pregnancy test in the morning (which was before I was due for my blood work). It was positive. 3 blood tests and one ultrasound later, our pregnancy was confirmed. We had implanted 2 embroys on day 5 and had success with our first IVF round! We were so blessed and happy. Dr. Park had performed the confirming ultrasound at 6 weeks (which showed triplets), and Dr. Meyer came to see us at checkout and congratulate us on the pregnancy as well as refer us to a perinatologist. Dr. Park had mentioned spontaneous reduction, which happened in our case, however we have a beautiful, healthy and happy three month old daughter now. I am sure it is not an easy thing to do - look at a couple who is overjoyed about their growing family and tell them it may not remain that way. The doctors at Carolina Conceptions have a gifted way of telling patients what they need to know, even the hard part, in a personable way. I felt Dr. Park wasn't telling us what could go wrong to be a downer, but to be honest. We left knowing the risks but also knowing the doctors genuinely care about us as their patients.
Carolina Conceptions made our dreams of becoming parents a reality and every moment we look at our daughter, we know how blessed we are and that it wouldn't be possible without them. We would definitely recommend Carolina Conceptions and will use them in the future when we are ready for our family to grow again.
Very happy with the people and the process! – We had our first consultation at Carolina Conceptions in July and found out we were pregnant in early October.
From the front office staff, to the nurses, doctors, and even the billing department, we were greeted with friendly, sensitive professionals. All the information was explained to us fully up front, and we felt comfortable with the process the whole way through. We worked mostly with Dr. Couchman, who was very straight-forward and knowledgeable. We especially appreciated her follow-up calls after procedures. We also had the great pleasure of working with Dr. Park on a couple of occasions. We loved Dr. Park who was very sensitive and thorough. In addition, the nurses were extremely helpful. Soon after finding out I was pregnant, I had some worrisome symptoms and called the nurses' line. Within minutes, I received a call back assuring me that everything was okay. That kind of response is much appreciated by a newly pregnant woman!
Once I got a positive home pregnancy test, I appreciated their close follow through of two blood tests to confirm, and then two ultrasounds over the next few weeks. From there, they quickly sent all of my records to my OB and expressed their excitement about our pregnancy. We were very pleased with the process and the people at Carolina Conceptions. I feel they're doing great things there!
We are pregnant, 1st IVF round! – We actually hit a milestone yesterday, our 30 week marker! My husband and I are so thrilled - it is still hard to believe that after years of trying to conceive on our own, we have a little girl to look forward to meeting the end of December. First round of IVF with 3 eggs implanted (our choice) on day 3 = our little miracle.
I am writing to try and put other reviews in perspective that I have read on this site... First, I would like to start by thanking Drs Meyer, Parks and Couchman and their staff for their expertise and for giving us the encouragement to proceed forward and begin our family.
We were referred to this clinic from numerous friends that have had success there. Initially, I will admit that we felt some of the same frustrations that others have written about. However, we researched all clinics on the east coast and found that the best of the best was right in our back yard - so we gave it another try, went in for a consult and have never been happier. All 3 doctors have different personalities that compliment one another well (Meyer has a dry, but ever so funny sense of humor - Couchman is sweet and comforting - Parks is personable and enthusiastic), but work well together as your IVF team. The response time to our questions (I always emailed) was excellent and to the point and they were willing to think outside the box and be reassuring based on our thoughts and concerns.
I think that this process is so emotional - you want someone to hold your hand and tell you it will be okay and that, unfortunately, is not going to help you conceive. The doctors at CC are honest, professional and straight forward. They have the difficult job of telling you what you NEED to hear, not what you WANT to hear, and then recommending the best individual approach.
Yes, the office IS a business - they are in the business of making dreams come true. We will be starting our family sometime the end of December with the arrival of our first daughter and look forward to going back to try for round 2 in the near future. The doctors at Carolina Conceptions and their staff are specialists at working with each individual person based on their circumstances. You have to trust their advice, even if it is hard to hear. It is the quickest and best way to begin your family... I wish I hadn't delayed as long as I did.
Several women I know have gone to other clinics without success only to conceive the NEXT time after changing clinics to CC. You may find a more "comfy" approach at another office, but if you want the best in the area, give Carolina Conceptions a call - you will be making the best decision for your family in the long run.
Thats just another business – I have been to carolina conceptions and all they know about is money. they are not concerend with the persons dificult situations. they are not ready to listen to any one particularly their financial coordinators. they should be a little more accomodating to the peoples emotion and problems.
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