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
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
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
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
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