Tubal Ligation Reversal Testimonial Baby Club
from Richard M. Levin, M.D., PSC at 1-502-584-7787
Volume 63: August 2007
The Boiling Temperature Edition

The testimonial below is the sixty-third in a series of remarks from real people who found Dr. Richard Levin on the Internet and have had a tubal ligation reversal. Yolanda and Justin McCracken of Hope Indiana have been so kind to allow us to share their story with others who are thinking of having a tubal ligation reversal and they have consented to accept your email inquires at: Yanny27@hotmail.com. If you are interested in having this procedure performed then please visit our web site listed below by clicking on "Get Started . . . have a baby!".
Yolanda and Justin, thanks for sharing your story with us!

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Case Facts: On 6/9/1997, Yolanda had a Post-partum mini laparotomy and bilateral tubal ligation performed with removal of 0.5 cm from one tube and 1.0 cm from the other tube. Her tubes showed evidence of chronic salpingitis (infection) at the time of the tubal. At the age of 28, she came to Dr. Levin who performed a bilateral microsurgical tubal anastomosis on 7/12/2004. Yolanda ended up with 9 cm of tube on the right and 7.5 cm on the left. On 8/26/04 (her first cycle to try to conceive, Yolanda had a positive quantitative Beta-HCG (blood pregnancy test).
Please enjoy Yolanda and Justin's story in Yolanda's own words . . .
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Not unlike many women I began my life as a mother fairly early in my life. I had my first baby when I was eighteen and by the time I was 21, I was the mother of three. Feeling I had no other option, mainly because two of my children where the result of failed birth control, I had a tubal in 1997 after my third baby was born. Well also not unlike many women, two years after my youngest child was born, my marriage was ending and I was now a single parent. At this point I was fine with not being able to have another child. The way my life was going there was no desire to every have another baby. That changed when I met my husband. He was this wonderful, caring, generous person. He also had no children of his own. He treated my children like they were his own and loved them like they were his own. We had very open conversations about the fact that I had my tubes tied very early in our relationship and it was decided by him that if it was meant to be that the only children he ever had were my boys then that was how it would be, but his desire for a baby of his own was very strong.
We started researching our options about a year before we were married. I came across several different doctors with a couple of options, but it was Dr. Levin's website that drew me in. I requested the information that is available and had it in my hands within a few days. We decided that if this man was special enough that people traveled all across the country on the hope of having a baby then we needed to talk to him. Not to mention his success rate was the best we had seen.
After being married for a year we schedule our first meeting with Dr. Levin. We were immediately comfortable with him and left his office with a new since of confidence, it wasn't just hope any more. This man really thought he would help us!!! We scheduled the reversal surgery for July 12, 2004. The surgery went very well and the recovery time was quick. To our amazement and surprise we discovered we were pregnant on August 23, 2004! It had taken just weeks for us to get pregnant!!
We stayed in close contact with Dr. Levin's office for the next seven weeks or so and when were past a critical point released to our local doctor.
Collin Reid McCracken entered our family at 7:32 am on March 27, 2005. He is a beautiful, healthy, energetic little fellow who always has smiles for everyone.
We are still amazed that less than one year from the time we first sat across from Dr. Levin's desk we had our little miracal. Finding Dr. Levin and his Staff has truly been a blessing.
Thank you and God Bless,
Yolanda and Justin McCracken