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Dr. in Chicago need info for someone **siggy warning** IF graduate!

Hi!

Infertility graduated here trying to help someone on another forum I go to who would like info on the Dr in Chicago. She has been through multiple IVF cycles at RMA NJ and is devastated that she might have to move on to DE. I have seen post about this Dr, but don't know details about what she does. I just know she has a wait list. I am hoping I can link her here and you ladies can help her out. TIA
TTC since May/June 2012 
Sept 2013 testing:
SA #1 Low motility (17%) 
SA #2 Lower sperm count, but much higher motility
CD 3 Bloodwork and ultrasound - Normal HSG - Clear tubes 
Oct/Nov 2013 Cycle 1 with RE 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI BFN  
Nov/Dec 2013 Cycle 2 with RE 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI BFN 
Jan/Feb 2014 Cycle 3 with RE 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI BFN 
2/20/14 Follow up consult RE recommends IVF with ICSI 
3/10/14 New patient consult with RMA NJ 
3/11/14 AMH and other Bloodwork to prep for IVF with ICSI at RMA NJ
3/28/14 Saline Sonogram - All good
March/April 2014 IVF #1 Antagonist Protocol
BCP/Bravelle/Menopur/Ganirelix
4/16/14 ER 26 Retrieved!!!
4/17/14 Fert Report 22 Mature 21 Fertilized w/ ICSI
4/22/14 Report #2 15 BLASTS
5/24/14 FET!!!  (Transferring 2 snowflakes)
6/2/14 Beta #1 575!!! :)
6/4/14 Beta #2 2060!!! :)
6/11/14 1st Ultrasound...Saw 2 Gestational Sacs!!  Beta #3 34,312!!! 
6/18/14 2nd Ultrasound...Heartbeats!! Baby A 112bpm Baby B 117bmp <3 Beta #4 172,080!!!
6/25/14 3rd Ultrasound...Heartbeats!! Baby A 150bpm Baby B 158bpm <3 Beta #5 232,134!!! 
7/3/14 4th Ultrasound...Heartbeats!! Baby A 173bpm Baby B 162bpm <3 Beta #6 269,228!!!
Graduated from RMA!!  First appt with OB 7/8/14

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Re: Dr. in Chicago need info for someone **siggy warning** IF graduate!

  • I am sure that the person was talking about Dr. Kwak-Kim at Rosalind Franklin University.  She is an OB/GYN that "specializes" in reproductive immunology (reproductive immunology is not an offical specialty, but only a few doctors across the country are experts in the subject).  Dr. Kwak runs a thorough battery of both immune tests and the most thorough clotting panel I have ever seen.  She also checks blood flow to the uterus, which if poor can prevent implantation.

    I am a KK patient and had 3 failed IVF cycles and a failed FET with donor embryos before consulting with her.  We did a 4th fresh IVF (which was converted to a feeze all due to lining issues) and now 2 attempts at FET (first cancelled due to lining issues) under her care.  My first transfer with a full immune protocol is tomorrow.

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    September 2012: Start IF testing

    DH (32): SA is ok, slightly low morph, normal SCSA  Me (32): Slightly low progesterone, hostile CM, carrier for CF, Moderately high NKC, High TNFa, heterozyogous mutated Factor XIII, and +APA

    October 2012-May 2014: 4 failed IUIs, 3 failed IVFs, and 1 failed FETw/donor embryos

    November 2014: IVF w/ICSI #4 Agonist/Antagonist with EPP and Prednisone, Baby Aspirin, Lovenox, and IVIG for immune issues.  Converted to freeze all due to lining issues.  2 blasts frozen on day 6!

    January 2015: FET #2 Cancelled due to lining issues

    April 2015: FET #2.1


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  • cls78cls78
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    Thank you... I will link her over!

    I have everything crossed for you!! Best of luck!!! :)
    TTC since May/June 2012 
    Sept 2013 testing:
    SA #1 Low motility (17%) 
    SA #2 Lower sperm count, but much higher motility
    CD 3 Bloodwork and ultrasound - Normal HSG - Clear tubes 
    Oct/Nov 2013 Cycle 1 with RE 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI BFN  
    Nov/Dec 2013 Cycle 2 with RE 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI BFN 
    Jan/Feb 2014 Cycle 3 with RE 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI BFN 
    2/20/14 Follow up consult RE recommends IVF with ICSI 
    3/10/14 New patient consult with RMA NJ 
    3/11/14 AMH and other Bloodwork to prep for IVF with ICSI at RMA NJ
    3/28/14 Saline Sonogram - All good
    March/April 2014 IVF #1 Antagonist Protocol
    BCP/Bravelle/Menopur/Ganirelix
    4/16/14 ER 26 Retrieved!!!
    4/17/14 Fert Report 22 Mature 21 Fertilized w/ ICSI
    4/22/14 Report #2 15 BLASTS
    5/24/14 FET!!!  (Transferring 2 snowflakes)
    6/2/14 Beta #1 575!!! :)
    6/4/14 Beta #2 2060!!! :)
    6/11/14 1st Ultrasound...Saw 2 Gestational Sacs!!  Beta #3 34,312!!! 
    6/18/14 2nd Ultrasound...Heartbeats!! Baby A 112bpm Baby B 117bmp <3 Beta #4 172,080!!!
    6/25/14 3rd Ultrasound...Heartbeats!! Baby A 150bpm Baby B 158bpm <3 Beta #5 232,134!!! 
    7/3/14 4th Ultrasound...Heartbeats!! Baby A 173bpm Baby B 162bpm <3 Beta #6 269,228!!!
    Graduated from RMA!!  First appt with OB 7/8/14

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  • przemosbabeprzemosbabe
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    Everything Twinkie said. I have been her patient for 2 & 1/2 years and did a few natural cycles under her protocol ( although I didn't do IVIg) that didn't work but I have issues. When I followed her protocol to a t I had success, Before that I had done two transfers and they failed. They are wonderful and do everything they can to help you and then once you have success they are your best friends and there to keep you feeling confidant and hopeful. I love then so much and recommend them to anyone.
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