What is Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

published on March 29th, 2021 by crownjewelpro

Maybe you’ve heard of Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), and you’re curious. Maybe this headline has you thinking “What??”.  In our office, we casually refer to this type of procedure as “pellet therapy”. If you’re experiencing … Foggy Thinking Low Mood Anxiousness Thinning Hair Excessive hair on the face and arms Thin or dry skin Low … Continue

2020 Year in Review

published on January 16th, 2021 by crownjewelpro

Happy New Year from the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center and the Holy Family Birth Center. It is our hope that you and your family are well and have been able to subdue the noise of the world and enjoy one another’s company as this new year begins. While 2020 was a year of firsts, … Continue

All Things Surgery Scheduling

published on November 18th, 2020 by crownjewelpro

The idea of having surgery can be strenuous and anxiety-inducing to many patients. And scheduling that surgery adds another layer of confusion. Between coordinating the operation with your insurance deductible and finding a date that works for you and your doctor, the whole process can quickly turn into mayhem. Here at FMCC, we strive to … Continue

A Year of Successful Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section

published on October 12th, 2015 by

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

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

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 kaytlinn

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 kaytlinn

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