MY SUCCESS STORY

Hayley

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Reply MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Sep 10, 2010 at 4:10pm
MY SUCCESS STORY

I would like to share my success story with all of you out there who are feeling alone and desperate to find answers. After 7yrs of trying to conceive, 18 failed IVF’s and 4 biochemical pregnancies today I’m a mommy to our miracle baby Annabel. Annabel was born on 22 April 2011.

The only reason I was able to successfully fall pregnant and deliver a healthy baby is because of one very special person, Dr. Braverman. He is the brightest, kindest and most passionate doctor you could ever wish to have contact with. He really does think out of the box when all else fails, as it did with me. More than thinking out of the box he has an extraordinarily vast expanse of knowledge.

The field of reproductive immunology is so new in South Africa that virtually none of the reproductive specialists know anything about it, much less practice it. Fortunately my doctors were willing to follow Dr. Braverman’s advice and treatment protocol. All of our consultations were done telephonically with Dr. Braverman and any questions we had Dr. Braverman answered by email almost instantly.

My husband and I had consulted telephonically with another very popular clinic in the USA that specialises in reproductive immunology. We also read their book from cover to cover and did all the blood work they recommended. They gave us a diagnosis and treatment protocol to follow which relied heavily on the use of IVIg but we did not even get a biochemical pregnancy. After 4 failed IVF’s they told us that they could offer us no other options or alter our treatment protocol in useful way and that we should look at other options such as surrogacy. It was the worst moment of my life. You will understand that no one goes through 18 IVF’s unless carrying and giving birth to their own child is top priority and literally the most important thing in their life.

Shortly after this, seemingly final, door closed a friend told me about Dr. Braverman. I gave him a call and to my absolute amazement he spoke with me right away. Even better, after I briefly explained our history to him he said he thought he could still offer us hope. We followed our new treatment protocol and found I actually didn’t have any response to IVIg therapy. Another dead end it seemed, but just as I thought we had reached the end of the road yet again Dr. Braverman offered another option, Neupogen (G-csf). We tried it and as I sit here today I’m a mommy to a healthy beautiful little girl.

This is a moment I thought I would never get to experience. Hearing our babys first heart beat was amazing then to give birth to her and hear her very first cry WOW I have no words to describe that! We got to experience all of this because of Dr. Braverman.

It makes no difference which country you live in Dr. Braverman is a phone call away. I feel so privileged to have found Dr. Braverman ?

ShaunsMommy

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Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Sep 20, 2010 at 4:58pm
Wow that is such an unbelievable story!! Congratulations Hayley!!! You have come such a long way and I wish you all the luck in the world!! God bless you and your family always!!!!

colleensubhanni

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Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Oct 18, 2010 at 3:13pm
Hi Haley
It was sooo lovely chatting to you today and so great to be able to meet someone who had a success story. I am so looking forward to consulting with Dr Braverman. All the best to you and look forward to keeping in contact. Love Colleen

vanessaerasmus

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Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Jan 5, 2011 at 6:54am
Good day Hayley

I am also from South africa and suffers from an autoimmune disease and had 4 failed ivf's . I couldn't find any reproductive immunologists in South Africa . How did the telephonic consultations with dr Braverman worked and what was the cost involved.Where did you have to go for blood test - did your medical aid cover that ? how long was your treatment before you got pregnant?

Hayley

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Reply Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Jan 5, 2011 at 8:02am
Hi Vanessa
I will be glad to help you in anyway I can. Please send me your email address as my computer seems to log me out before I finish typing. So I lose the little I type each time.
Love Hayley

vanessaerasmus

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Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Jan 5, 2011 at 9:58am
Hello Hayley

Thank you so much for your reply. My email address is verasmus@insimbi-thermal.co.za .

Kind regards

Vanessa

caram01cof

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Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Jan 10, 2011 at 4:29pm
Hi Hayley

I am also from South Africa. Would you mind sharing the name of your doctor in SA willing to work with Dr Braverman?

Kind regards
Cara

Hayley

12 Posts
Reply Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Jan 11, 2011 at 2:34pm
Hi Cara

My Dr. in South Africa is Dr. Pentz and the Genesis Reproductive Centre in the Kloof Medi Clinic in Pretoria. http://www.klooffertility.com 012 367 4363

Dr. Pentz is the most wonderful Doctor and I would highly recommend him.

Let me know if I can be of any other help.

Love,
Hayley

Dr. Braverman

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Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Jan 12, 2011 at 4:03am
Hayley , Im going to take some time off and let you run these boards for a while!!
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Hayley

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Reply Re: MY SUCCESS STORY Posted on: Jan 12, 2011 at 4:27pm
Dr Braverman, I'd do that with the greatest of pleasure
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