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anyone see the RE at portsmouth naval hospital

we are moving there and I am hesitant because i have heard mixed reviews and had and AMAZING RE at Yale Fertility. I would love to hear other people's experiences

Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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Re: anyone see the RE at portsmouth naval hospital

  • Dr. Shapiro! He is amazing! Not great with emotion, but a very good doctor, who really wants to help! he is at Portsmouth, his nurse is Thelma, and she will ALWAYS remember you! :o)

    Good Luck! If it were not for him, we would not have been able to get in to an IVF clinic so soon after our PCS to CA, and I would not be 29 weeks pregnant right now!

    And feel free to PM me if you have other questions... :o)

    Luck!


    Started TTC in 2006, LOTS of trying, and trying, and 7 rounds of IVF with 13 embryos, 2 perfect little boys and 5 loses....
    All finished with babies, started to make diet changes, Keto, to be MORE for my kids, lost 30 pounds, still going, and 3 months in, I had a natural cycle, and then ovulated... Hubs and I are going to see what happens now... Maybe a natural pregnancy? After everything we have been through? Or just a return to normal hormones? We shall see what the future holds!

    Baby Dust To All!!!

  • I'm being seen there now.

    I've done 2 IUIs and I'm in mid-cycle for our 3rd.

    It's Tricare, so it's definitly "no-frills", but I don't have any major complaints and I've been seen there for almost a year and a half.

    You will have to get a referral from your PCM and with a move that PCM is going to change, so be prepared to do a little waiting unless your current doctor can put in that referral for you.

    I'd be happy to answer any other questions you've got in a PM.

    Good luck to you and welcome to VA!

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    Dx Hypothyroid 2009 - Dx PCOS 3/2011- TTC since March 2010
    DH: Perfect
    April 2011 - HSG - Normal/Clear but tilted uterus
    May 2011 - Start Metformin
    June 2011 - SIS - Arcuate but normal uterus
    July 2011 - 100mg Clomid Cycle cancelled - No response
    August-September 2011 - Break for oral & eye surgery
    Oct 2011 - Femara 7.5mg + Metformin 1500mg + Novarel trigger + IUI #1 = BFN
    Nov-Mar 2012- Break due to DH ship schedule
    April 2012 - Femara 7.5mg + Metformin 1500mg + Novarel trigger + IUI #2 = BFFN
    May 2012 - Femara 7.5mg + Metformin 1500mg + Trigger + IUI #3 = BFFN
    June 2012 - Femara cycle cancelled - No response
    Jul-Aug 2012 - Break, getting our financials in order
    September 2012 - IVF w/ ICSI and AZH
    9/11/12 - ER (34 retrieved, 24 mature, 18 fertilized)
    9/16/12 - ET - 5dt of 2 perfect blasts and 7 frosties!!!
    Beta #1 - 10/1/12 - BFP!!! 2000+
    Beta #2 - 10/3/12 - 4881
    Beta #3 - 10/5/12 - 8570
    First u/s - 10/9/12 - 6w0d - 2 sacs!!!
    Second u/s - 10/16/12 - 7w0d - 2 babies with 2 strong hbs!!
    First OB appt - 11/5/12 - "Baby A" looks great, good hb and movement, measuring 10w0d
    "Baby B" stopped growing at 8 weeks :0(
    12/5/12 - Baby looks great at 14w2d - 165bpm heartrate!
    January 4th, 2013 - Lost our Baby Girl, Faith at 18w3d
    Emergency D&C to clear infection
    We love you and miss you little one
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  • thanks! i had heard he didnt have great bedside manner but it is good to know that he is a good doctor :) thank you!

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • the referral will be easy to get haha i am a medical nightmare and i am in no rush because my husband is deployed. I am just hoping for no more uterus surgery. have either of you had surgery with him? or do they send you out to someone else?

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • I haven't had any reproductive surgeries. But I've had oral and eye surgery here. Anything you do need done surgically for any ailment you have is going to be done at this hospital. It's huge.

    Parking is a b!tch as the garage is just not big enough for everyone, so when you come for appointments, come super early so you have enough time to ride around the garage for a while.

    image
    Dx Hypothyroid 2009 - Dx PCOS 3/2011- TTC since March 2010
    DH: Perfect
    April 2011 - HSG - Normal/Clear but tilted uterus
    May 2011 - Start Metformin
    June 2011 - SIS - Arcuate but normal uterus
    July 2011 - 100mg Clomid Cycle cancelled - No response
    August-September 2011 - Break for oral & eye surgery
    Oct 2011 - Femara 7.5mg + Metformin 1500mg + Novarel trigger + IUI #1 = BFN
    Nov-Mar 2012- Break due to DH ship schedule
    April 2012 - Femara 7.5mg + Metformin 1500mg + Novarel trigger + IUI #2 = BFFN
    May 2012 - Femara 7.5mg + Metformin 1500mg + Trigger + IUI #3 = BFFN
    June 2012 - Femara cycle cancelled - No response
    Jul-Aug 2012 - Break, getting our financials in order
    September 2012 - IVF w/ ICSI and AZH
    9/11/12 - ER (34 retrieved, 24 mature, 18 fertilized)
    9/16/12 - ET - 5dt of 2 perfect blasts and 7 frosties!!!
    Beta #1 - 10/1/12 - BFP!!! 2000+
    Beta #2 - 10/3/12 - 4881
    Beta #3 - 10/5/12 - 8570
    First u/s - 10/9/12 - 6w0d - 2 sacs!!!
    Second u/s - 10/16/12 - 7w0d - 2 babies with 2 strong hbs!!
    First OB appt - 11/5/12 - "Baby A" looks great, good hb and movement, measuring 10w0d
    "Baby B" stopped growing at 8 weeks :0(
    12/5/12 - Baby looks great at 14w2d - 165bpm heartrate!
    January 4th, 2013 - Lost our Baby Girl, Faith at 18w3d
    Emergency D&C to clear infection
    We love you and miss you little one
    image
  • image ufsandra85:
    the referral will be easy to get haha i am a medical nightmare and i am in no rush because my husband is deployed. I am just hoping for no more uterus surgery. have either of you had surgery with him? or do they send you out to someone else?

    I had 2 surgeries with him on my ovaries, and tubes. He was wonderful, always took care of what i needed, very calm, and did not stress or panick me at all.

    It can be a wait, but like PP said if your current doc is available to send over the referral now, you will get in sooner, and its always a good idea to be seen as soon as you can to extablish, and then when your hubby is back you can start your process.

    I am assuming your going for baby making help? If so, also ask about Dr. Shapiros IVF program should you need it. He was working to get it started when i was there, but we left first. This way you would not need to go to Walter Reed in DC.

    Feel free to PM if you have more specific questions. I dont mind chatting! :o)


    Started TTC in 2006, LOTS of trying, and trying, and 7 rounds of IVF with 13 embryos, 2 perfect little boys and 5 loses....
    All finished with babies, started to make diet changes, Keto, to be MORE for my kids, lost 30 pounds, still going, and 3 months in, I had a natural cycle, and then ovulated... Hubs and I are going to see what happens now... Maybe a natural pregnancy? After everything we have been through? Or just a return to normal hormones? We shall see what the future holds!

    Baby Dust To All!!!

  • image YankeeNavyWife:

    I haven't had any reproductive surgeries. But I've had oral and eye surgery here. Anything you do need done surgically for any ailment you have is going to be done at this hospital. It's huge.

    Parking is a b!tch as the garage is just not big enough for everyone, so when you come for appointments, come super early so you have enough time to ride around the garage for a while.

    About the parking, AGREED! Plan to have the first appointment of the day or plan to park on the 5th floor of the garage. I find people hate to park there, so there is normally a few spaces.

    And yes all surgery you need will be there. it is a very large hospital. They even have an AMAZING NICU which i did not even know about until my girlfriends daughter was taken there. Its about level with CHKD. So they really do have everything!


    Started TTC in 2006, LOTS of trying, and trying, and 7 rounds of IVF with 13 embryos, 2 perfect little boys and 5 loses....
    All finished with babies, started to make diet changes, Keto, to be MORE for my kids, lost 30 pounds, still going, and 3 months in, I had a natural cycle, and then ovulated... Hubs and I are going to see what happens now... Maybe a natural pregnancy? After everything we have been through? Or just a return to normal hormones? We shall see what the future holds!

    Baby Dust To All!!!

  • they cant transfer referrals from different regions so i have to make and appointment with my new pcm when i get one but that is going to be the first thing i do because i have a long list of referrals i need.

    Since it is a long wait to get to see him do they see you weekly when you are pregnant up until the 10-12 week mark. this was the protocol at my old RE office and since i have had 5 miscarriages and a very screwed up uterus I have always been seen weekly. At what week does me "graduate" you from him and release you to a regular ob. Do you see a regular ob? I will have to see a high risk one because of my uterus. Does anyone have experience with the high risk ob? haha o promise to take the rest of my questions to PM :)

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • image ufsandra85:

    they cant transfer referrals from different regions so i have to make and appointment with my new pcm when i get one but that is going to be the first thing i do because i have a long list of referrals i need.

    Since it is a long wait to get to see him do they see you weekly when you are pregnant up until the 10-12 week mark. this was the protocol at my old RE office and since i have had 5 miscarriages and a very screwed up uterus I have always been seen weekly. At what week does me "graduate" you from him and release you to a regular ob. Do you see a regular ob? I will have to see a high risk one because of my uterus. Does anyone have experience with the high risk ob? haha o promise to take the rest of my questions to PM :)

    When i was seeing Dr Shapiro, he told me he would be the doc to deliver my baby! He would do the WHOLE process with me! But I think it depends on what the schedule is and how busy they are and how much room they have!

    Normally you would graduate to an OB around 9-11 weeks, depending on how your US go. And I had one almost every week (work made them a little farther apart) and graduated at 9 weeks. (6-9 weeks)

    I hope it all works out for you! And no worrie at all!


    Started TTC in 2006, LOTS of trying, and trying, and 7 rounds of IVF with 13 embryos, 2 perfect little boys and 5 loses....
    All finished with babies, started to make diet changes, Keto, to be MORE for my kids, lost 30 pounds, still going, and 3 months in, I had a natural cycle, and then ovulated... Hubs and I are going to see what happens now... Maybe a natural pregnancy? After everything we have been through? Or just a return to normal hormones? We shall see what the future holds!

    Baby Dust To All!!!

  • thanks! that is really reassuring :)

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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