I know a lot of women wait a year or so to send their testimonial but I have been moved so much by the birth of my son that I want to share this with everyone as soon as possible. So even though he is not even a week old yet, (but will be tomorrow), I really want everyone to know how grateful we are for our miracle and how happy we are that Dr. Levin is now forever a part of or lives.
As others have said.in 1995 I married young and I thought I knew the direction my life was headed. After having suffered through three preterm deliveries and an, at best, intolerable marriage I chose to have a tubal ligation. I was certain I was done having babies especially if I was destined to not have a full term delivery or a supportive spouse. I was divorced by 1997 and my tubal ligation was performed in 1998.
In 2004 I married a wonderful man who had no children of his own but loved and cared for my two as if he had been their father since the day they were born. At first we were not planning on having children together. Then the discussions moved toward possible adoptions. Then we began talking about the chances of me having a healthy full term pregnancy. We discussed this with several doctors and we were informed of several options that had the potential to keep me pregnant longer. This is when our attention focused on where and when we were going to get my tubal ligation reversed and most importantly by whom.
I began researching and ran across several doctors close by that performed the surgery and some that were further away but with slightly better pricing. However, the first and best doctor I came across was Dr. Levin. The details and attention included on the website alone proved that he cared about his patients and their individual outcomes. The price was exceptional especially for the skill and professionalism that he provides. The care and concern for patients was obvious. The openness and honesty struck a chord and made it impossible to rationally consider anyone else.
I kept coming back to Dr. Levin, kept looking at the website and kept comparing other doctors to my obvious first choice. This is when I realized if Dr. Levin was my first choice there was no settling for anyone else.not for something this important. My husband and I used the Fast-Track option and scheduled our reversal for 6/4/2007. The entire experience was wonderful and that is truly saying something for someone who has a little apprehension when it comes to doctors and hospitals.
In November 2007 I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant. Which means four months after the reversal I was pregnant. I had a cervical cerclage placed in January in the hopes of avoiding another preterm delivery. The cerclage was removed when I was 36 weeks along in my pregnancy. Two weeks later I went into labor and headed to the hospital. I labored for about 8.5 hours then it was time to push. After 30 minutes of pushing we realized little Sean was stuck behind my pelvic bone and that is where he remained for the next 2.5 hours. So the decision was made to perform a c-section.
Sean Francis James was born 6/25/2008, 7lbs 5.7oz, a little over a year after my reversal surgery. He was born with some swelling and bruises on his head and face from all of the pushing as well as a very pronounced "cone head"! He was still absolutely gorgeous and otherwise healthy.
I can't tell you how thankful we are to Dr. Levin for making our little miracle possible. Without him we would not be cuddling our little man as I type. Thank you Dr. Levin and staff for my miracle.
Charity and James Disbrow
PS: We had our big ultrasound today and thanks to Dr. Levin we will be having our second baby girl! She will be here around Christmas. We are sooo happy!