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Luis’ Mother: Perseverance & Faith

published on January 20th, 2015 by Dr. Christopher Stroud

This handsome young man is Luis Alan and he weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce.   I had the pleasure of attending his birth some time ago and I just had to share a few things about it with you.  Luis is the first-born to his mother and, despite his impressive size, was born vaginally.  That … Continue

Should I have my labor induced?

published on by Dr. Christopher Stroud

After what seems like at least a year of waiting and pregnancy reaches the final few weeks, many women find themselves facing this potentially difficult question.  On the one hand, a women is very likely fatigued-physically and emotionally-and ready for the pregnancy to end.  On the other hand, there are risks to consider with induction … Continue

Coming to The Hospital vs. Calling the Office?

published on December 31st, 2014 by Dr. Christopher Stroud

I’m near my due date; how do I know when I should come to the hospital or call the office?  Assuming you are past the thirty-fourth week of your pregnancy, I think of four (4) main signs or symptoms that should prompt you to call the office/hospital and/or come in to be examined.  This is … Continue

Once a Cesarean, Always a Cesarean? Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section

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Once a Cesarean, Always a Cesarean?  Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section   One of the most common reasons women undergo cesarean section today is because of having had a previous cesarean section.   That is, their physician subscribes to the, “Once a cesarean always a cesarean,” philosophy.  Yet many other women have successful vaginal deliveries … Continue

Story: Olson

published on by Dr. Christopher Stroud

This is a story about a young man named Olson.  He was born in the early hours of 1/5/14 following the previous day’s snowstorm and weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces.  His size alone justifies celebration, but there’s more.  His mother gave birth to her previous two children via cesarean section and most told her that … Continue

Story: David Ronald

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This little man is David Ronald.  He was born on 12/11/14 and weighed 11 pounds, 10 ounces.  His Mom was so motivated to achieve a vaginal birth after having had cesarean sections  with her other children’s births, she traveled two hours from her home to see me and the Nurse-Midwives at the Fertility and Midwifery … Continue

Story: Slate’s VBAC

published on by Dr. Christopher Stroud

This is a story about a young man named Slate.  He was born on 3/22/14 and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.  His birth represents another great VBAC story.  His Mom came to me rather late in her pregnancy because of a problem that is far too common in obstetrical practice: she sensed that her provider … Continue

Mila’s VBAC

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This beautiful little girl is Mila, she was born on 8/8/14 and weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.  Of course she is beautiful, and the magical way these photos capture her beauty  requires no fancy explanation.  But there is another story behind these photos.  It’s a story similar to several I have written, with an interesting … Continue