My Kids Were Conceived Via IVF; Here’s Why I Wouldn’t Recommend it To Others

by The Center for Bioethics and Culture on May 3, 2021

Hello and welcome back to Venus Rising. With me today is Dr. Susan Caldwell, a primary care physician specializing in women’s health practicing in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Today we tackle an emotionally sensitive topic, especially as we approach Mother’s Day- infertility and IVF.  Dr. Caldwell has three children of her own, all of whom were conceived through IVF. Today she explains why, in retrospect, she would not recommend IVF as a solution to infertility and why, in her expert opinion, naprotechnology is a much better pathway for couples struggling to conceive. Dr. Caldwell is able to navigate this difficult subject through a lens of both empathy and immense knowledge. Her insight is invaluable to the broader conversation.

Dr. Caldwell received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where she also completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  In 2016 she became a Certified Naprotechnology Medical Consultant.  She enjoys writing and speaking about authentic femininity and reproductive health that upholds the dignity of all human life.  She blogs about topics in women’s health at drsusancaldwell.com.

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