The Retrievals - Ep. 1: The Patients
Thu, August 17, 2023
Podchat Summary

Therapy and Varied Experiences: A Look into Fertility Treatment at Yale University's Clinic

In this episode, we delve into the world of fertility treatment at Yale University's prestigious fertility clinic. We explore the role of therapy during challenging times in life and how it can be a helpful tool.

Our discussion begins with the varied experiences of women seeking fertility treatment at the clinic. While some women have positive experiences with their doctors, others feel like just another number and face communication issues. We explore the emotional journey these women go through as they undergo egg retrievals, a procedure that can be painful and physically demanding.

One woman shares her harrowing experience of excruciating pain during the procedure and feeling that her pain was not taken seriously. Little did she know, a shocking revelation was about to unfold. It is later discovered that a nurse at the clinic was stealing fentanyl and replacing it with saline solution, causing pain and distress for many patients.

The women receive a letter from the clinic acknowledging the incident, but they feel that it downplays the harm caused. This leads them to question how such a situation could have occurred at a prestigious institution like Yale. They reflect on the system that failed them and wonder about the nurse responsible for the incident.

Join us as we navigate the complex world of fertility treatment, therapy, and the shocking events that unfolded at Yale University's fertility clinic.

Original Show Notes

Patients at a fertility clinic experience excruciating, unexpected pain. For months the reason for that pain remains hidden. Then they get a letter from the clinic.

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