My story is similar to some of the other ladies who had a reversal. After the birth of my 4th child I had a tubal ligation, almost a year later my marriage ended in divorce. I had no thoughts of remarrying or having more children, but the Lord had other plans. I met a wonderful man and later we married, he had no children of his own, but loves my children like they were his. We talked about the possibility of having a child together but we never knew if it would be possible.
Once again, the Lord had his own plan. After two years of marriage we started looking into different tubal reversal doctors and found Dr. Levin, I went to his website many times, it seemed no matter how many other Doctors I researched, I found myself going right back to his. We knew it would be awhile before we could have the finances for the surgery but I wasn’t going to let go of our dream of having a baby together. After lots of prayers the finances came together quicker than I expected, so now we had to make our final decision on a doctor.
I emailed some questions to DR. Levin’s office and to my surprise; the person who emailed me back was the actual Dr. himself. I was very impressed; not very many doctors would take that kind of time out for a patient, let alone someone who is not a patient yet. I also called so many times and talked to Linda, who always answers all my questions with great kindness. Our path was clear…we had our surgeon.
We quickly paid for and scheduled my surgery and before we knew it we were on a plane headed to Kentucky. Meeting Dr. Levin was like meeting a friend; I knew we were in good hands. Everything went great and recovery was very smooth. We did get pregnant twice after the reversal but sadly lost those shortly after finding out, we knew it would be okay and Dr. Levin was with us through it all. In February 2011 I found out I was pregnant again and this time our beta numbers were awesome, we were going to have a baby.
On October 20th 2011 I had a scheduled c-section and our son Isaac Daniel was born, weighing 8 lbs 4 ounces and 20 ¾ inches long. He is our answered prayers, we thank the Lord for him every day and I thank the Lord for bringing us to Dr. Levin. Isaac has brought so much joy to our family, his brothers and sister are constantly showering him with kisses and they love making him smile and laugh. After my c-section my ob gave us the green light to have our second tubal reversal baby together as I had very little scar tissue. So my husband and I are looking forward to trying to conceive our second tubal reversal miracle in the next few months.
For anyone reading this, trying to make a decision on where to go for your surgery, I think you found it. I can honestly say that this whole experience was wonderful, we had ups and downs on the road of trying to conceive, but in the end our prayers were answered and it all started with an answered prayer to find a great doctor.
Heike and Jeff Denman