Dr. Martin is a Hoosier, growing up in a small-town in Indiana, as the youngest of 4 children and graduating valedictorian of her class. She became even more of a Hoosier when she attended Indiana University-Bloomington and graduated from the Kelley School of Business “with highest distinction”. Around three years into college, a nagging call toward healthcare began and eventually led her to accept the challenge of attending medical school at The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Prior to beginning medical school, she converted to Catholicism and married her highschool sweetheart, Jonathan. They enjoyed living in Minnesota, but decided to head back to Indiana for residency to enlist the help of family in caring for their two sons born while Dr. Martin was in medical school. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis in 2013, while having two more sons along the way. Shortly after arriving in Fort Wayne Dr. Martin and her husband celebrated the arrival of their fifth son.
It was during her third year of residency that she heard a stronger and louder call to practice in a manner that is wholly aligned with the Catholic faith leading her to take the bold step of declaring herself a, “Natural Family Planning-only” provider and she stopped prescribing artificial birth control. She went on to obtain certification as a Creighton Model/ NaProTechnology™ Medical Consultant in 2013. She then accepted an opportunity to work alongside a NaProTechnology Surgical Fellow in Peoria, IL before deciding her Hoosier roots were just too strong to resist. Her passion for obstetrics, the midwifery model of care, and the focus on infertility naturally led her to Dr. Stroud and the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center. She is excited to serve the Fort Wayne community (and beyond), seeing her work as a divine calling and challenge to better women’s healthcare with a revival of the, “Culture of life.”