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Tubal Ligation Reversal Testimonial Baby Club
from Richard M. Levin, M.D., PSC at 1-800-766-0304
Volume 75ed1: August 2008
Extra Edition 1

The testimonial below is an Extra Edition in a series of remarks from real people who found Dr. Richard Levin on the Internet and have had a tubal ligation reversal. Tania and John Mainville of El Paso Texas 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: mainville_de@yahoo.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!”.
 
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Case Facts: Tania had a bilateral tubal ligation done in Germany called the Kroner tube sterilization on July 10, 2001. She was 27 years old. They removed 3 cm with fimbriated ends from the left side and 3.3 cm with fimbriated ends from the right side. Against his better judgment, Dr. Levin did a reversal on November 16, 2006. Her tube lengths measured 4.5 cm on the right side and 5 cm on the left. Tania was 31 years old. Miraculously, one month later she announced to us that she was pregnant!
 
Please enjoy Tania and John's story in Tania's own words . . .
 
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Dr Levin,
 
Here is my testimonial. Sorry it has taken me so long. Thank you again for everything!.
 
After the birth of my second daughter in July 2001, while we were stationed in Germany, my husband and I decided I would have a tubal ligation. The night before I had second thoughts about the surgery, but looked happily at my new baby girl and dismissed my feelings. Immediately after my surgery I regretted it, and for nearly five years afterward I dealt with feelings of deep sadness and felt incomplete. At first I thought it was post partum depression but two years later I realized it was something more so I told my husband about how I felt and we decided to start looking into having it reversed.
 
I went to see a military OB doctor in 2003 who did a laproscopy on me and said I had inadequate tube length to be put back together, and that the only way we could have more children was in vitro. In 2006 after nearly 5 years of dealing with these feelings I couldn't take it anymore, I prayed to God to please either help me to deal with the sadness so I could move on with my life, or help us to find a way to have another child. The next morning while online I found Dr. Levin's website, my prayers were answered!
 
After reviewing my paperwork Dr. Levin told us that I had a fimbriectomy. He gave us a 25% chance of conceiving. I was excited at having any chance at all, though 25% was not great. I scheduled my surgery for November 16, 2006. My surgery went great, my recovery went smoothly. I had 4.5 cm length on my left tube and 5 cm on my right. Since we were in the middle of moving from Cleveland, Ohio to Ft. Bliss, Texas I had my surgery done "in route". There was not much time for trying to conceive on the road, but we "baby danced" twice.
 
After arriving at our new duty station and getting settled I noticed my gums were really sore and bleeding and I just felt different, so I checked the calender. I had my last period the morning of my surgery (Nov. 16th) and it was only December 13, not yet a month but I decided to take a test anyhow. I could not believe it when I saw a big + sign. I thought I must be dreaming! I then took about a hundred more because I thought maybe the test was defective. We were both in awe that after having only a 25% chance, and only baby dancing twice we were really pregnant.
 
So just because the odds seem against you miracles can and do happen!. We had our precious baby boy John Paul Jr. on August 13, 2007, he weighed 9 lbs. 3.2 ozs and he is perfect. I look at him everyday and cannot believe that he is really ours, he has changed our lives forever. His big sisters Stephanie and Emily adore him.
 
And to think this would have never been possible if I had not found Dr. Levin. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our little miracle possible.
 
John & Tania Mainville