When I was twenty-five, I had my 3rd son. I was in an abusive marriage, and although we had not yet divorced, I knew that having another baby would not be a good idea. I decided to have my tubes tied. I thought that three children would be enough for me. I will never forget how my doctor at the time, had even tried to talk me out of it. He said that I was still so young and there were plenty of good birth control options to choose from rather than to go permanent. I remember how he told me to think about it before I signed the consent form, but that I could still change my mind up until the time of my delivery. I remember telling him that there was really nothing to think about, I had made up my mind, and anyway I had been through three C-sections and that was probably all my body could handle. Shortly after I had my 3rd son, I got divorced and I knew again that I had made the right decision.
In the year 2006, much to my surprise I got married again, but this time I knew I had met the love of my life, my soul mate, my best friend. I was 39 years old and my children were 20, 16, and 14. Almost a year went by and even though my husband had never been married before and had never had children, he assured me that he loved me so much that it didn't matter that he would never be a father. Still for months all I could think about is how wonderful it would be to have a child with someone that truly loved me, and would it be possible for a woman my age to have a reversal, and have another child after three C-sections. I felt sad sometimes thinking that he deserved to be a father. I hadn't yet shared my feelings with him, thinking that it was probably impossible.
I started looking into it without telling my husband at first. A few doctors told me that after 3 C-sections it probably wouldn't be wise and at my age the percentage of success would be slim. I felt so sad about this. That's when I played around on the internet and found Dr. Levin. I had asked him about my chances with having had three C-sections in an e-mail and he didn't give me that "oh it's impossible" feeling like the other doctors had given me. Dr. Levin had also told me plenty of women my age and well after their 40's had the procedure done with success. I was so excited! I then shared my thoughts with my husband, he said he worried about my health and the whole "surgery" thing and having another C-section. I convinced him it was worth a try. He agreed but also said he would not change his feelings about me if we couldn't conceive; but it was indeed worth a try.
It took us some time to get the money together, but by May of 2008, we were headed to Kentucky. It was a sixteen hour drive but it was a trip I will never forget. The hospital staff were all so friendly and Dr. Levin made me feel so at ease about the whole thing. I wasn't even nervous. After my surgery, he told me that the doctor who did my tubal ligation had done a good job and he was able to put my tubes back together with ease and gave me an 85% chance of conceiving. I was so happy to hear that percentage.
I was so anxious to get pregnant but we had to wait at least four weeks to begin trying. July, August, September passed. I was so sad that it wasn't happening yet as each month passed by. But then by the end of November I did a home pregnancy test and finally it was positive!!
The first thing I did was contact Dr. Levin, and even though he was so many miles away he was concerned and ordered me to have some tests to make sure it wasn't a tubal pregnancy and told me to visit my regular Dr. right away. I had an appointment on December 3rd, 2008 and I was 8 weeks and 3 days pregnant!!! I was so happy I cried!! My husband cried!!!!
Then on July 14th, 2009 I gave birth again by C-section to our beautiful miracle baby BOY!!! His name is Giovanni Alejandro Mascorro. He was 7lbs. 3oz! And as I am writing this he is a little over two months old today. I look at him everyday and feel he is a miracle from God and a miracle from Dr. Richard Levin.
I have since talked to a few other women that know of others who have had a reversal with no success and some that want to have the procedure done. I tell them, I had the best doctor ever, and that I would recommend him to everyone, everywhere!! He changed our lives and made it even better. Look no further he is the doctor for anyone who feels it is impossible and wants the chance to conceive again.
Hi! I am one of your many success patients. I just recently sent you my testimonial and it is coming out in the New Years edition. I have some amazing news! My baby Giovanni was born July 14th, 2009 with a due date of July 23rd, 2009. We have planned to have one more baby, and were going to start trying when Giovanni gets to be 1 year old. Without trying and much to our surprise, I am now due to have another baby July 24th, 2010!!! It's a lot too soon my doctor says with the ceserean and all, but I know that for some reason God has blessed us and this is meant to be. I had to share this news with you because, you made this all possible!!! Thank you again!!!! Have a wonderful Holiday!