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TTC & Need New DR

Hi! DH and I are TTC this month. We moved from California to Ohio in January so I don't have an OBGYN out here. I am still in contact with my OBGYN in CA but I need to get in for my annual exam in the next 2-3 months and since we are TTC - I would like to get in with a doctor that I can stay with for this process. We have only been here 3 months - any suggestions? We live in Parma Heights and I work in Berea - I drive past SouthWest General on my commute to work so any drs in there would be great!
LFAF January Siggy Challenge: TBD so dogs
 
 



Me: 27 | DH: 31
TTC #1 | 12/2014
IF diagnosis | 12/2015
IVF #1 | FET 1/6/2017 | Transferring 2
BFP | 1/11/17
Ultrasound | 2/6/17 | TWINS!!
EDD | 9/24/17 | TEAM BLUE!!

Went off BCP/TTC #1 | 12/2014
No period or ovulation after going off BCP --> Provera | 2/2015; 4/2015; 6/2015 | no ovulation and no period without Provera
Cyclic Provera to mimic cycle | 7/2015; 8/2015; 9/2015 | no ovulation and no period without Provera
HSG --> tubes clear & DH SA | 9/2015
50 mg Clomid + TI | 10/2015 | no response
100 mg Clomid + TI | 11/2015 | no response
RE consult & unexplained IF diagnosis | 12/2015
5 mg Femara + TI | 12/2015 | AF 1/19/16
5 mg Femara +TI | 1/2016 | AF 2/17/16
5 mg Femara + TI | 2/2016 | AF 3/19/16
5 mg Femara + TI | 3/2016 |  AF 4/16/16
5 mg Femara +TI | 4/2016 | AF 5/19/16
HSG --> tubes still clear | 4/2016
5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI | 5/2016 | AF 6/21/16
5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI | 6/2016 | AF 7/21/16
Looking into IVF Clinical Trials | Disqualified from IVF Trial 8/25/16
Saving up for IVF
Provera | AF 9/6/16
5 mg Femara + TI | 9/2016
IVF Consult | 11/3/16!!!!!
BCP | 11/7/16-11/21/16 | AF 11/25/16
Saline Infused Sonogram | 11/10/16 | Uterus is all clear
Egg Retrieval | 12/6/16 | 5 frosties
AF | 12/18/16 
FET | 1/6/17 | Transferring 2 frosties
BFP | 5dp5dt | 1/11/17
Beta #1 | 1/18/19 | 1190!!!
Beta #2 | 1/27/207 | 27371
Ultrasound | 2/6/17 | TWINS!!

Re: TTC & Need New DR

  • I just recently switched to Dr. Gingo at Southwest Hospital. I LOVE HIM. He's delivered a friend of mine's baby, as well. She loved him, too. He's in a single practice, so he'll deliver your baby unless he's on vacation, in which case a partner doctor will deliver. Best hospitals to deliver at on the West Side is Fairview Hospital if you prefer the Clinic. I delivered my first at St. John Westshore Medical Center and wouldn't recommend (for reasons I won't get into here) and am delivering my second at Southwest because I'm a VBAC candidate and Fairview has stricter rules for VBAC than Southwest does.

    Other doctors that were recommended to me when I was looking to switch:

    Michelle Colangelo
    Womack Stokes

  • @wering - Thank you so much for this info!!! Would you deliver at Fairview if it didn't have such strict rules for VBAC? Can't wait to look these doctors up! :)
    LFAF January Siggy Challenge: TBD so dogs
     
     



    Me: 27 | DH: 31
    TTC #1 | 12/2014
    IF diagnosis | 12/2015
    IVF #1 | FET 1/6/2017 | Transferring 2
    BFP | 1/11/17
    Ultrasound | 2/6/17 | TWINS!!
    EDD | 9/24/17 | TEAM BLUE!!

    Went off BCP/TTC #1 | 12/2014
    No period or ovulation after going off BCP --> Provera | 2/2015; 4/2015; 6/2015 | no ovulation and no period without Provera
    Cyclic Provera to mimic cycle | 7/2015; 8/2015; 9/2015 | no ovulation and no period without Provera
    HSG --> tubes clear & DH SA | 9/2015
    50 mg Clomid + TI | 10/2015 | no response
    100 mg Clomid + TI | 11/2015 | no response
    RE consult & unexplained IF diagnosis | 12/2015
    5 mg Femara + TI | 12/2015 | AF 1/19/16
    5 mg Femara +TI | 1/2016 | AF 2/17/16
    5 mg Femara + TI | 2/2016 | AF 3/19/16
    5 mg Femara + TI | 3/2016 |  AF 4/16/16
    5 mg Femara +TI | 4/2016 | AF 5/19/16
    HSG --> tubes still clear | 4/2016
    5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI | 5/2016 | AF 6/21/16
    5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI | 6/2016 | AF 7/21/16
    Looking into IVF Clinical Trials | Disqualified from IVF Trial 8/25/16
    Saving up for IVF
    Provera | AF 9/6/16
    5 mg Femara + TI | 9/2016
    IVF Consult | 11/3/16!!!!!
    BCP | 11/7/16-11/21/16 | AF 11/25/16
    Saline Infused Sonogram | 11/10/16 | Uterus is all clear
    Egg Retrieval | 12/6/16 | 5 frosties
    AF | 12/18/16 
    FET | 1/6/17 | Transferring 2 frosties
    BFP | 5dp5dt | 1/11/17
    Beta #1 | 1/18/19 | 1190!!!
    Beta #2 | 1/27/207 | 27371
    Ultrasound | 2/6/17 | TWINS!!

  • I would absolutely deliver at Fairview. They don't have "strict" rules for VBAC, necessarily, just a little less "grey" area because they are Cleveland Clinic. My sister-in-law delivered 3 babies at Fairview and another sister-in-law will be delivering her baby there this winter. 

    Honestly - I had hoped to deliver at Fairview and sought a doctor who had privileges there. It was only after talking to my doctor who was highly recommended for achieving VBAC that I changed my mind. However - if I go into labor before 37 weeks, I will be at Fairview, no questions asked.
  • Thank you so much for this info! You have no idea how helpful it is! And thank you for recommending more than one doctor because - unfortunately, Dr. Gingo is not in my network :( But the latter two you suggested are!

    Do you have any other info on the other two doctors? 

    LFAF January Siggy Challenge: TBD so dogs
     
     



    Me: 27 | DH: 31
    TTC #1 | 12/2014
    IF diagnosis | 12/2015
    IVF #1 | FET 1/6/2017 | Transferring 2
    BFP | 1/11/17
    Ultrasound | 2/6/17 | TWINS!!
    EDD | 9/24/17 | TEAM BLUE!!

    Went off BCP/TTC #1 | 12/2014
    No period or ovulation after going off BCP --> Provera | 2/2015; 4/2015; 6/2015 | no ovulation and no period without Provera
    Cyclic Provera to mimic cycle | 7/2015; 8/2015; 9/2015 | no ovulation and no period without Provera
    HSG --> tubes clear & DH SA | 9/2015
    50 mg Clomid + TI | 10/2015 | no response
    100 mg Clomid + TI | 11/2015 | no response
    RE consult & unexplained IF diagnosis | 12/2015
    5 mg Femara + TI | 12/2015 | AF 1/19/16
    5 mg Femara +TI | 1/2016 | AF 2/17/16
    5 mg Femara + TI | 2/2016 | AF 3/19/16
    5 mg Femara + TI | 3/2016 |  AF 4/16/16
    5 mg Femara +TI | 4/2016 | AF 5/19/16
    HSG --> tubes still clear | 4/2016
    5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI | 5/2016 | AF 6/21/16
    5 mg Femara + Ovidrel + IUI | 6/2016 | AF 7/21/16
    Looking into IVF Clinical Trials | Disqualified from IVF Trial 8/25/16
    Saving up for IVF
    Provera | AF 9/6/16
    5 mg Femara + TI | 9/2016
    IVF Consult | 11/3/16!!!!!
    BCP | 11/7/16-11/21/16 | AF 11/25/16
    Saline Infused Sonogram | 11/10/16 | Uterus is all clear
    Egg Retrieval | 12/6/16 | 5 frosties
    AF | 12/18/16 
    FET | 1/6/17 | Transferring 2 frosties
    BFP | 5dp5dt | 1/11/17
    Beta #1 | 1/18/19 | 1190!!!
    Beta #2 | 1/27/207 | 27371
    Ultrasound | 2/6/17 | TWINS!!

  • I don't have anything, really, beyond the names. I know that Stokes was exceptionally compassionate when a friend had a miscarriage, but beyond that, nothing except that they were recommended.
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