At the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center we’ve been crunching some numbers and I’m pleased to report what we’ve learned. For the twelve months 9/1/2014 through 9/1/2015 our overall vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) success rate was an astonishing 81%. That means, in those patients with a history of prior cesarean section, our c-section … Continue
I’ve had the occasion recently to travel north of Fort Wayne on I-69 southbound, and I’m troubled by a billboard I’ve noticed from one of the hospital systems in town (it doesn’t matter which one) reading, “Your birth, your way.” I like the phase, in general, as it suggests that a woman can experience her … Continue
Dr. Stroud (OB-GYN) offers information to families on how to avoid having a cesarean…..avoid an induction.
Dr. Christopher Stroud talks about faithful, effective fertility management options.
The second speaker at the Diocese of Toledo Fertility Seminar was Dr. Christopher Stroud. He spoke on the topic of Faithful, Effective Fertility Management.
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
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
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 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