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Anyone from CT?

Postby Pocos » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:20 pm

Hi, I am new here, I wanted to know if there is anyone from CT here. I am seeing Dr Andrew Levi, but I am little worried because he is not a SART doc and his lab is not accredited ( I was just reviewing the SART reports...). He was recommended by my OBGYN. Anyone had any experiences with him? Thanks
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Ghost » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:41 am

Pocos wrote:Hi, I am new here, I wanted to know if there is anyone from CT here. I am seeing Dr Andrew Levi, but I am little worried because he is not a SART doc and his lab is not accredited ( I was just reviewing the SART reports...). He was recommended by my OBGYN. Anyone had any experiences with him? Thanks


If it helps, their success rates can be found here:

http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/art/Apps/Ferti ... eport.aspx
Note: I am not an MD and not an expert.
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Pocos » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:31 pm

Thank you Ghost.
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DH: 43-1% normal sperm
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Alwaysangel » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:21 pm

Im at uconn!! I dont have any info on Dr levy!
Me: 31 DH:44 vast/chemo
9/10-severe ohss then mc 6w
1/11-bfn
3/11-barely bfp then bfn
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7/11-mc 6w
1/12-chemical
7/12- we have a heartbeat!!!!!
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby silntbob » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:42 am

He's a great doctor. We go to him and always felt we got excellent care.
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Pocos » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Thanks girls. I was actually thinking of switching to Connecticut Fertility Associates, since the drs are SART members and the lab is accredited, but I met with Dr Levi and found him to be very nice. I think I am going to give it a try.

silntbob - How long have you been with Dr levi?

Blessings to you all.
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DH: 43-1% normal sperm
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3 failed IUIs
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April 2013: Laparoscopy to remove endo & adhesions
Sept 2013: Natural BFP!
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Alwaysangel » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:02 pm

I went there before going to uconn!! I had severe ohss my level was over 12000!!! They did not stop my cycle or meds!! From what i hear i should have been in ICU!!!! I never even knew it!! I was soooo sick and in soooo much pain! I was out of work for a week!!
Me: 31 DH:44 vast/chemo
9/10-severe ohss then mc 6w
1/11-bfn
3/11-barely bfp then bfn
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7/11-mc 6w
1/12-chemical
7/12- we have a heartbeat!!!!!
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby dys24 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:23 am

I went to UConn/ Dr. Schmidt the nicest doctor you will ever meet! Didn't care for their service but he was super nice and I have 2 DD's thanks to them :)
IVF #1- BFN
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Pocos » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:30 pm

Thanks again ladies. I am hearing great things about uconn, but I live in Stratford, how far is it from here?
I met a girl in another forum who went to dr Levi and hot hiperstimulated too. Girls I dont know what to do!!
I also found out Dr Levi used to practice at Connecticut Fertility Associates...
Me: 31-PCOS, endometriosis, adhesions, abnormal blood flow to the uterus, rare cystic fibrosis mutation)
DH: 43-1% normal sperm
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3 failed IFVs
April 2013: Laparoscopy to remove endo & adhesions
Sept 2013: Natural BFP!
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby moorebaby » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:27 am

Pocos wrote:Thanks again ladies. I am hearing great things about uconn, but I live in Stratford, how far is it from here?
I met a girl in another forum who went to dr Levi and hot hiperstimulated too. Girls I dont know what to do!!
I also found out Dr Levi used to practice at Connecticut Fertility Associates...


How about Yale Fertility in New Haven? They were great! We first started at UConn in Farmington, but after 4 unsuccessful cycles, we switched. I loved Yale. I felt more of a patient than just a number. It's not as busy of an office & they were a lot more relaxed & easy-going, which I think helped in some way. I went to Dr. Patrizio there...he is phenomenal! Yale would be way closer to you than UConn. Good luck!
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Pocos » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi moorebaby, thanks for the advice! I will call Yale, its definitively closer to us.
Also, my husband just got the results of his sperm test, and he has only 3% of normal sperm. We still dont know if there is anything wrong with me , but is this the same problem your husband has?
Now his urologist wants him to do a DNA fragmentation test...
Thanks!
Me: 31-PCOS, endometriosis, adhesions, abnormal blood flow to the uterus, rare cystic fibrosis mutation)
DH: 43-1% normal sperm
TTC since Feb 2010
3 failed IUIs
3 failed IFVs
April 2013: Laparoscopy to remove endo & adhesions
Sept 2013: Natural BFP!
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby moorebaby » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:28 pm

Pocos wrote:Hi moorebaby, thanks for the advice! I will call Yale, its definitively closer to us.
Also, my husband just got the results of his sperm test, and he has only 3% of normal sperm. We still dont know if there is anything wrong with me , but is this the same problem your husband has?
Now his urologist wants him to do a DNA fragmentation test...
Thanks!



Yes, we have sperm issues...low/poor everything (count, morphology, motility). I have no issues. DH had to do a TESA twice....it sucked...he was in a lot of pain! Unfortunately, that didn't help. We brought up the DNA fragmentation test, but were told that it was not really recommended. Basically, there is nothing you can do to change DNA (for the most part). So, we would pay out of pocket for a test that would give us results, but they would be results we could nothing about. So, DH became a serious vitamin popper, lol! Who is your DH's urologist? My DH went to Dr. Honig, who is in New Haven. I would definitely call Yale Fertility. PM me if you have any other questions.
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

A strong, positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby silntbob » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:34 am

Been going to Dr. Levi for a very long time. We have a beautiful child from fertility treatments under his care and are trying to have our next child. Like I mentioned earlier, we have always gotten great care from him and he's a very compassionate doctor. You never feel like you are just a number in his office. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Pocos » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:16 pm

I called Yale, and told them I was with Dr Levi, and they really like him there. They made me feel more comfortable with staying under his care. The wait for Dr Patrizio is really long!!!
I will keep him in mind in case things dont work with Dr Levi.

silntbob - good luck! :)

Thank you all. I really appreciate all your help ladies.
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Me: 31-PCOS, endometriosis, adhesions, abnormal blood flow to the uterus, rare cystic fibrosis mutation)
DH: 43-1% normal sperm
TTC since Feb 2010
3 failed IUIs
3 failed IFVs
April 2013: Laparoscopy to remove endo & adhesions
Sept 2013: Natural BFP!
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Re: Anyone from CT?

Postby Pocos » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:15 pm

Thanks ladies!
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Me: 31-PCOS, endometriosis, adhesions, abnormal blood flow to the uterus, rare cystic fibrosis mutation)
DH: 43-1% normal sperm
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3 failed IUIs
3 failed IFVs
April 2013: Laparoscopy to remove endo & adhesions
Sept 2013: Natural BFP!
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