I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know if we have any 'specialists' out my way. But I live in Michigan (is that considered midwest? I'm from England originally and not sure what states make up the mid-west) and my AS was diagnosed and fixed by my local RE. She also removed the scarring outside my uterus from the endometriosis I have. I'm pretty pleased with the results of the surgery.
Before surgery I hadn't been able to get pregnant for 3 years following my 1st loss. But have been able to get pregnant twice since surgery although both again ended in losses. Still don't have an explanation for the first two but my last one was genetic, so we know the AS wasn't the cause.
Thank you for your response. I am so sorry for your losses as well. What RE are you going to? We are using FCI in Chicago. We have consults with a Dr. Miller and a Dr. Noone about fixing the scar. It seems like we cannot do anything fast enough.
Thanks, its made all the worse by the fact I'm told I'm health as an ox. I've been keeping my PCOS and Endo under control though good diet and exercise and tested negative for everything on the recurrent miscarriage panels.
So we have no idea why I keep losing them. The only advice the doctor can give us is to keep trying and cross your fingers :(
Currently trying femera with ovidrel trigger shots. First round was unsuccessful since my period showed up yesterday. My current RE, Dr Christman at the University of Michigan will do three rounds and then reassess if unsuccessful.
The doctor who treated my AS successfully was Dr Maria Hayes from Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center in Dearborn. She moved things through pretty quickly. After 4 attempts with clomid and no successful pregnancy despite good lining and follies, she did and HSG which showed a filling defect. After that they scheduled my surgery for the following week. She diagnosed me in October 2009, I had my first surgery the end of that month, had a second surgery at the beginning of December after a post-op HSG showed remaining scarring. And by January 2010 had been given the all clear to ttc.
By the end of February I was pregnant. The loss while sad gave me so much hope since it was the first time I'd even been able to get pregnant since my second loss.
I didn't stay with her because we needed time to save up more money to keep trying and I found a study at the University for women with PCOS for free fertility treatment which was how I got pregnant the third time.
I work for the University myself and I liked the doctor we'd been working with on the study and since he was closer to where we live, we decided to stay with him to try and get pregnant rather than go back to Dr Hayes.
Unfortunately AS is a huge waiting game a lot of the time. I hope you're able to get treatment soon. ((HUGS)).
I live in the suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Miller did my surgery to clear up my AS. Both my post-op appointment and the fact that I'm having regular periods are showing that the surgery was a success. I'd definitely recommend the consult with him, I knew right off the bat which doc I was most comfortable with after talking with him. I consulted with him and Dr. Morris, both in Naperville. I will warn you that you might have a bit of a wait when you get to his office. I was fuming about it until we sat down and talked to him. Afterward - I was just ready to get on with surgery! I wish you the best of luck - keep us posted.