How was your experience with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
He is a very compassionate doctor, and seemed to be a great surgeon. However, he is completely catholic based. He no longer believes in IUI or IVF. He will only do medicated cycles, and natural family planning. When your cycle failed, he just had you do the exact same thing again and again. One day he even told me "God just doesn't will some women to have children." He also put me on clomid for numerous cycles, which I later found out from a different OB/GYN and RE that it makes Ednometriosis worse, which is why I had to end up having 2 back to back surgeries by Dr. Stroud within a year of each other.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
Don't go there if you know you might need more intervention than regular medicated cycles and/or natural family planning.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
There was never any change in protocol. He always wanted to do the same exact thing over and over again.
Describe the protocols Christopher Stroud used in your cycles at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center and their degree of success.
Natural family planning. Cervical mucus tracking. Clomid. Femara.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Lea)
Lea had a tendency to not return calls or messages in a prompt way, especially when you were in the middle of a cycle and needed something addressed by a certain amount of time.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Friendly. Compassionate. Seemed to lose track of things. Messages weren't returned or passed along. While one nurse was out on maternity leave, another was taking over and she was really lost on when and who to contact for things.
Describe Christopher Stroud's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
He doesn't 'believe' in IVF anymore, because it's not the catholic approach.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Lost paperwork
- Lost appointments
- Failed to call with results
- Failed to order appropriate test
- Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
- Lost results
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
- Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
When dosages were to be changed, I wasn't informed until a day or two later. Numerous times I was not contacted with results when I was supposed to be. When I was to have ultrasounds done on specific cycle days, I wasn't told until the last minute. It always went back to "you need to monitor your mucus better".