Becoming a mom through IVF for fallopian tube removal
At 27, Megan Dye had never thought much about infertility, assuming she would easily conceive when she and her husband of four years decided to become pregnant. And they did. But sadly, the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage after six weeks.
Finding the miscarriage to be much more painful than she had expected, she sought out the care of her obgyn who encouraged her to try again, reassuring her that most women in their 20’s and early-30’s are often able to conceive within one year. When that year came and went without a pregnancy, Megan returned to her obgyn who recommended a hysterosalpingogram, or HSG.
When the HSG revealed blockages in both of Megan’s fallopian tubes, indicating that she might need IVF for fallopian tube removal, she was referred to Nashville Fertility Center.
Megan remembers her first visit with Christine Whitworth MD at Nashville Fertility Center, saying, “I went into that consult feeling pretty defeated. At 28 I didn’t think infertility should be something I’d have to worry about.” Thinking that her options were bleak, Megan wasn’t optimistic about her chances of conceiving.
But during this initial meeting, Dr. Whitworth assured Megan that she was very hopeful about her chances of becoming pregnant. The first step would be a laparoscopy to discover the extent of the blockage in Megan’s fallopian tubes.
Dr. Whitworth explained that if the laparoscopy revealed a significant blockage, the options would include a procedure to clear the blockage or IVF for fallopian tube removal.
A big decision regarding IVF for fallopian tube removal
Because Megan would be required to wait 18 months before trying to become pregnant if she elected to have the blockage cleared, she opted to have her fallopian tubes removed in January 2014, after it was confirmed that there was a thorough blockage.
According to Megan, “Dr. Whitworth was so sensitive to my emotions and the process we were going through. She had a wonderful bedside manner.”
Megan and her husband began their first cycle of IVF in April 2014. By June, Megan went through an embryo transfer and found out she was pregnant 12 days later. IVF for fallopian tube removal had worked. Although Megan says she was a “nervous wreck,” the pregnancy progressed without any problems and her daughter was born in February 2015.
With the dream of continuing to grow their family, Megan and her husband returned to Nashville Fertility Center in November 2016 and completed a frozen embryo transfer cycle. Unfortunately, it did not result in a pregnancy.
After taking a five-month break, Megan went through another frozen embryo transfer cycle. This time, she received good news, but decided to keep the sex of the baby a mystery. “Because IVF for fallopian tube removal is so planned, I chose not to find out the gender, so I could have one surprise,” Megan explained.
This family of three became a family of four in January 2018 when Megan gave birth to a baby boy.
Gratitude for Nashville Fertility Center
Megan says she would recommend Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Whitworth to anyone, gushing, “We are forever grateful to Dr. Whitworth and her staff. I would encourage any patient who is unsure of what to do when faced with infertility to go to Nashville Fertility Center.”
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