Our Miracle Baby!!!


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Reply Our Miracle Baby!!! Posted on: Oct 15, 2010 at 5:22pm
After two misscariages within 3 months - one with a definite heartbeat, we decided to try IVF. We thought for sure all our problems were solved. We were with another practice where they treated me like part of a "herd" - a group of women would all show up on the same days for routine blood work, ultrasound and instructions for the days medications.... well, my body did not respond with the "herd" so I was kicked out of the group..... and asked to resort to an IUI instead (they didn't want me to have a negative impact on their results). The IUI was successful, we had a heartbeat!!! After 8 weeks later the heartbeat was gone! We were devastated.

We moved to another practice, my experience was so much more pleasant. I was given individual attention and went through the whole IVF procedure up to the retrieval of my eggs.... I got a call the next morning that my eggs disintegrated overnight. DEVASTATED BUT DETERMINED we tried again.... SUCCESS 19 eggs, 16 Fertilized, 3 implanted...... 1 week wait..... NEGATIVE TEST!!!!! Depression set in. I could not do this again. I was hormonal from all the medication and depressed over all the blood work, black and blues and all the random testing and obsessed with having a baby!!

Eight months later I become pregnant on my own.... positive test, HCG level high... wait a week.... HCG levels getting lower... CHEMICAL PREGNANCY!!!!

We began looking into adoption and other ways to create our family. I had given up!!

I got a call from a friend who recommended Dr. Braverman, we decided it was worth a try. We went, we listened, we thought it was CRAZY!! Within 5 min, Dr. Braverman explained that my immune system was attacking the fetuses. He would make this work by surpressing my immune system. Although skeptical, we went through with it. Everyone we told thought we were insane and truly obsessed. It was a success, three embryos were implanted - we had three heartbeats, a week later only two heartbeats and a week after that.... only one. We held our breath for every sonogram after that!!!! It was nature's way of making this experience a safe one for me and my body. You have to believe that it all happened for a reason. There was still one.... our survivor.... our MIRACLE!!!

I am now 21 weeks pregnant with a baby girl and ECSTATIC!!! Although I must admit for someone who has gone through what we did - I am still paranoid and scared to death and will be until I am holding my baby girl in my arms..... it's only natural!!!


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Re: Our Miracle Baby!!! Posted on: Dec 6, 2010 at 3:37pm
hi so heartening to read your wonder story. i AM HAVING SAME PROBLEM I HAVE HAD 5 MISCARRIAGES OF WHICH 4 WENT WITHIN 8 WEEKS SAME REASON FIRST HEATBEAT FELT THEN IN 8TH WEEK NO HEARBEAT. I had 5 th month prolapse once . ihave been diagonsed with mosaicism of 46XX(96%) XXX (4%)PATTERN .
IS THER ANY HOPE FOR ME????????????????

Dr. Braverman

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Re: Our Miracle Baby!!! Posted on: Dec 6, 2010 at 4:39pm
Hi Pallavi,

You should certainly call me. The losses may have nothing to do with the mosaicism. At a minimum you should have all other causes of RPL done. I would also like to know if genetic studies were done on any of your losses? If any were normal you certainly need the immune workup as well.
I hope I can be of service to you , dont loose hope so much to be done.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.


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Re: Our Miracle Baby!!! Posted on: Dec 8, 2010 at 8:52pm
Congratulations on you miracle Mykoukla, i pray and hope everything goes well for you.