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Dr. Mary Stephenson for RPL, anyone? [XP from TTCAL]

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Hi there. I usually hang out on 2IF and TTCAL but thought I'd post here as well, as I'm looking for any AL bumpies who have seen Dr. Mary Stephenson in Chicago. She's one of the leading recurrent pregnancy loss doctors in the US and has an RPL clinic in Chicago. I've read a lot of her articles & research and finally just decided to bite the bullet and make an appointment to see her. The appointment is set for Feb 23 and apparently I'll be sent an 8-page questionnaire in the mail about my medical history. I'm already starting to compile my records.

Chicago is a 3 hour drive from where I live and my brother and his partner live there, so the travel is not a huge deal. More importantly, I've gotten DH on board to go to the appointment with me. The cost of seeing her will be out of pocket, but then again, so are my RE visits, and I feel like I've reached the end of my RE's considerable well of knowledge at this point. I realize that when all is said and done, the answer for our 4 losses might still be "no answer," but I feel like I owe it to myself to at least see what she has to say and whether there's any additional testing or treatment she recommends. 

About me: I have one 3-year-old DS who was conceived and carried with no issues. Since starting TTC #2 in fall 2013, I've experienced 4 losses, all less than 9 weeks.

Any shared experience from other AL bumpies with Dr. S, good or bad, would be much appreciated. TIA! 
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DX: I'm a Recurrent Loser
Me (35) + DH (37) - Married Sept. 2007
BFP #1 - DS born 7/11/11
BFP#2 11/13/13 - EDD 7/29/14 - M/C at 5w3d
BFP #3 12/28/13 - EDD 9/7/14 - M/C at 4w6d
BFP#4 3/27/14 -  EDD 12/5/14 - Girl lost to 45X at 8w6d - D&C 
BFP#5 10/15/14 - EDD 6/30/15 - M/C at 7w2d
BFP #6 1/5/15 - EDD 9.16.14 [CLICKY for progress]
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Re: Dr. Mary Stephenson for RPL, anyone? [XP from TTCAL]

  • Bookish I have no experience but I want you to know I'm hoping she is able to help you get your sweet rainbow. All of my love in T&Ps and I'll be stalking for updates.
    Began trying for a baby January 2012
    BFP 4.25.2013  EDD 1.3.2014  MMC 6.3.2013  D&C 6.19.2013
    BFP 11.3.2013  CP 11.6.2013
    BFP 3.31.2014 EDD 12.10.2014 Baby boy Carlson born 12.19.2014 
    BookishMomma
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