Overcoming Infertility:
Baring A Child While Having Endometriosis

"It is incredible to think that the part of my body that caused me so much pain and heartache most of my life and the part that caused the most fear of not being able to carry a child, ended up being the strongest part of me when it mattered the most." -Jamie A.

Good morning Dr. Seckin,

I've been meaning to write this letter to you for quite some time. May of 2015, I had a successful deep excision endometriosis removal surgery and wrote you my story. This is my second story.

Deep excision, endometriosis excisionSoon after surgery my husband and I began trying to have a baby. After 8 months of attempting, I was finally pregnant January of 2016! What an answered prayer. Infertility has been my biggest fear since I was diagnosed with Endo. I gave immediate glory to God and then said a prayer thanking God for you. It was your surgery that made this possible.
My pregnancy was a breeze. I knew I wanted an unmedicated birth with my midwife at Stonybrook Hospital. I read all Ina May Gaskins books and any books on peaceful labor. My due date was on October 20th. At 2:30 am on October 18th- I woke up with contractions-I knew this was it. I quietly went into my living room and began walking and breathing deeply. My contractions were never more than 5 minutes apart. Very quickly they were 4 minutes and then 3 minutes apart. At 5:00 my husband woke up and I told him I was in labor and I would call my midwife at 6:00. By 5:30 I felt like I had to push. We called my midwife and she said it sounded like I was in active labor and that I should head to the hospital immediately. As my husband was packing the car I was on my hands and knees and felt like the baby was coming out and my body was pushing her out even if I wasn't. The 30 min drive to the hospital I was screaming for my husband to hurry the baby was coming! We pulled into the hospital and within 5 min I was in a bed with nurses frantically setting up. My midwife walked in the door and I started pushing. Within 3 rounds of pushing, Gia weighing 7lbs 15 ozs was born.

The reason I am writing you my birth story is first and foremost because I believe I was able to have this baby because of you. It is incredible to think that the part of my body that caused me so much pain and heartache most of my life and the part that caused the most fear of not being able to carry a child, ended up being the strongest part of me when it mattered the most. I recovered quickly and still feel great to this day. Gia is turning 4 months this week and I wanted to say thank you again for healing me of this disease. Thank you for your compassion when no other doctors believed my struggle. This little girl is a testament to you!

Sincerely,
Jamie A.

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  • Kim Molinaro

    Prior to meeting Dr. Seckin and reading his book, “The Doctor Will See You Now”, I knew little to nothing about endometriosis. I was led to believe that endometriosis was not a serious condition. I was told that the pain could be managed by taking the “pill”. I was told that the cysts on my ovaries were harmless. I was…

  • Rebecca Black

    Fast forward 5 years to find out incidentally I had a failing kidney. My left kidney was only functioning at 18%. During this time, I was preparing all my documents to send to Dr. Seckin to review. However, with this new information I put everything on hold and went to a urologist. After a few months, no one could figure…

  • Monique Roberts

    I'll never stop praising Dr. Seckin and his team. He literally gave me back my life.

  • Erin Brehm

    I had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Seckin and his team before, during and after my surgery. I came to Dr. Seckin having already had laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis 5 years prior, with a different surgeon. My symptoms and pain had returned, making my life truly challenging and my menstrual cycle unbearable. Dr. Seckin was quick to validate my…

  • Anita Schillhorn

    I came to Dr. Seckin after years of dealing with endometriosis and doctors who didn't fully understand the disease. He quickly ascertained what needed to be done, laid out the options along with his recommendation and gave me the time to make the right decision for me. My surgery went without a hitch and I'm healing very well. He and…

  • Nicholette Sadé

    Dr. Seckin brought me back to life! I am now 3 weeks into my recovery after my laparoscopy surgery, and I feel like a new and improved woman! Being diagnosed with Endometriosis, then 25yrs old in 2015, and discovering the severity of my case being stage 4, made me devastated. Dr. Seckin's vast knowledge of the disease, sincere empathy, and…

  • Anita Schillhorn

    I came to Dr. Seckin after years of dealing with endometriosis and doctors who didn't fully understand the disease. He quickly ascertained what needed to be done, laid out the options along with his recommendation and gave me the time to make the right decision for me. My surgery went without a hitch and I'm healing very well. He and…

  • Nicholette Sadé

    Dr. Seckin brought me back to life! I am now 3 weeks into my recovery after my laparoscopy surgery, and I feel like a new and improved woman! Being diagnosed with Endometriosis, then 25yrs old in 2015, and discovering the severity of my case being stage 4, made me devastated. Dr. Seckin's vast knowledge of the disease, sincere empathy, and…

  • Jason Curry

    My wife had her laparoscopic excision surgery to remove endometriosis with Dr. Seckin on Jan 30, 2014. She doesn't write online reviews so I'm writing this on her behalf. I accompanied her with each office visit she had. The staff--Lucy and Kim, are very friendly, warm and professional. Dr. Seckin was excellent in every capacity. He spent a lot of…

  • michele curcio

    Dr.Seckin has saved me! My quality of life has improved tremendously! I have my life back plus! I am pain free and with this struggle i had with Endo all of my life, it is incredible to be NORMAL! Ever ever ever so grateful! God bless this man!

  • A Google User

    My daughter was recently treated by Dr. Seckin for endometriosis and I feel blessed that she found Dr. Seckin. The surgery was such a different experience than the prior surgery performed by another physician. Her post operative recuperation was so much better, immediately from the recovery room to the time she was able to return to work. She has much…

  • Liz Filippelli

    He is an awesome doctor who saved my daughters life from debilitating endometriosis..she knew instantly upon awaking from surgery that she was better..that wad May and no complaints only praises for Dr. Wonderful Seckin!!

  • Karen N

    I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 19. I saw several Endometriosis "Specialists" since then, had a few laproscopic surgeries to "remove" the endometriosis and continued to be in pain. I had a hysterectomy in 2012 and was told this would stop the pain once and for all. No such luck! Tired of spending days in bed with a heating pad, …

  • Lauren Rodriguez

    I researched and found Dr. Seckin after dealing with years of doctors who couldn't help me or refused to go the extra mile for their patients. I have to say I am truly blessed to have found such a compassionate and talented doctor. He is exquisite with everything he does, and both his team at the office and surgical team…