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published on December 18th, 2015 by Dr. Christopher Stroud

A Year of Successful Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section

published on October 12th, 2015 by Dr. Christopher Stroud

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

Your Birth Your Way…?

published on September 10th, 2015 by Dr. Christopher Stroud

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

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 Adam Hawks

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 Adam Hawks

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

published on by Adam Hawks

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