Carolyn and her husband Jeremy have been married for 13 years. They traveled from Connelly Springs, North Carolina to our tubal reversal center in Raleigh for a reversal of her tubal ligation.
Most of our patients come to us for reversal because they are in a new relationship and would like to have more children. Carolyn and Jeremy came to us for tubal reversal not because of a new relationship, but because they lost their two youngest children in a house fire.
Jeremy took this photo for us the morning after Carolyn’s surgery. This was the only time during her visit with us that I saw her smile.
Carolyn sought hope by having her tubes untied and said this surgery was giving her a reason to live.
She wanted to share her story for the benefit of other women who may also be going through what she and Jeremy have had to endure. Continue reading
Effie is 37 years of age, happily married, and a mother of two young children. She lives in Illinois and works as a linguist. She is fluent in Greek, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Three months ago (the day after Christmas) Effie underwent a laparoscopic tubal ligation using coagulation technique (burning).
Four days after her tubes were burned her life turned upside down. She was frustrated by the answers she was receiving from her doctors and turned to us for assistance.
She wanted to share her story for the benefit of other women who may also be experiencing similar symptoms after having their tubes tied. Continue reading
Women who regret having their tubes tied will often have to choose between tubal reversal surgery or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
It can be a difficult choice influenced by many different factors.
For many it is a balance of cost and chance of success.
For others it is a choice between trying to become pregnant quickly and deciding what type of procedure they want to undergo.
Both treatments can help you become pregnant and there are unique considerations regarding each treatment. Continue reading
Many women will have the Essure procedure and have no problems at all. Some will have temporary side-effects that will go away.
A few may have persistent problems that start immediately and don’t resolve over time.
One such person was Jennifer. Jennifer is 46 years of age and she is from Baltimore Maryland.
She is a marketing specialist and has an interest in alternative medicine and supplements.
At the age of 42 Jennifer had the Essure sterilization procedure to prevent pregnancy.
Immediately after the procedure she noticed problems… periods became irregular and she soon developed a ‘pinching’ sensation that would not go away. Continue reading