Tubal Ligation Reversal Testimonial Baby Club
from Richard M. Levin, M.D., PSC at 1-502-584-7787
Volume 105: January 2011
The New Year Edition

The testimonial below is #105 in a series of remarks from real people who found Dr. Richard Levin on the Internet and have had a tubal ligation reversal. Amy and Brian Schmidt of Bluffton, 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: sugarplumb@mchsi.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: Amy had a Cesarean Section and a Pomeroy tubal ligation done on 11/20/2007 with 1.0 cm removed from the right tube and 1.5 cm removed from the left tube. On 6/8/2009 Dr. Richard Levin performed a bilateral microsurgical tubal ligation reversal on Amy. She had a fascial hernia which we fixed on the way out. The outer end of the right tube was scarred upon itself and twisted like a pretzel. The measurements at the end of the procedure were 7 cm on the right and 5 cm on the left.
Please enjoy Amy and Brian's story in Amy's own words . . .
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My name is Amy, and I found Dr Levin's website at a very dark time in my life. In Nov of 2007 I gave birth to my second daughter, Myah. She was not an expected addition to our family, but we welcomed her just the same. In 2006 I had a premature baby, Zoey. She was 28 weeks and weighed 1lb 11oz. I had thought about getting my tubes tied then, because I never wanted to go through that again, but my husband and I decided not too, and then we were blessed with Myah about 21 months later. I was shocked but thrilled. She was full term and healthy. The light of my life.

We chose to get my tubes tied then because we had two beautiful girls, what else could we have asked for? But in January of 2009 Myah died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 13 months. It was the worst time in my life and I was left heartbroken. Here was this baby who was perfect, and she was no longer with us. Probably about 3 months after Myah passed away I started looking up tubal reversal statistics.

I came across Dr Levin's webpage and was drawn there, over and over again and wasn't sure why. People tried to talk me out of it, saying that IVF would be a better choice, but I knew I could not afford to do IVF more than once, and if it didn't work that was it. A tubal reversal just made more sense to me, and Dr Levin's statistics were great!

So on June 8th, 2009 I had the reversal surgery. Zoey and Myah were both delivered via csection, so I felt comfortable about the surgery. Dr Levin and his staff were great and made me feel safe. The accomodations were also great. On July 18th, 2009 I tested a few days before my cycle was to start, just because I couldn't take it anymore, and there it was, 2 pink lines. I was in shock.

I was immediately torn and thought to myself did I make the right decision? I did not want to replace Myah but I so wanted to feel that love again. There was a hole in my heart and this child was my answer to fill it. My pregnancy was mostly uneventful, and Breeanna 'Bree' Hope was born on March 11th, 2010 via csection. She was 8lbs 1oz and 20.5 inches long. She was perfect in every way. Because of losing Myah I had struggled with enjoying my life and making the most of each day. Her middle name is 'Hope' because she gives us hope that our lives can move forward, even without our beautiful Myah.

Our family wants to thank Dr Levin from the bottom of our hearts. Bree completes our family more than I ever would have guessed and makes our healing possible. I like to think she is a gift not only from Dr Levin, but from Myah as well.