When Nancy and Chris were struggling to get pregnant, Chris decided to do some research online. The internet led Chris and Nancy to Dr. Joseph Ehle at UnityPoint Clinic - OB/GYN - Mulberry, who specializes in infertility, the couple immediately called to schedule an appointment.
Finding the Right Care
When we first met with Dr. Ehle, he was very friendly and made us feel so comfortable. We did some blood tests at our first appointment with him because we were having troubles getting pregnant - but as it turns out - I was pregnant!
We continued our care with Dr. Ehle throughout our pregnancy because he was so kind and we had a lot of things in common, including fitness. It was also super convenient for us because he was right here in Muscatine.
A BirthPlace Experience
My water broke on a Sunday night, around 10 p.m. I didn't have any pain, and it happened about three and a half weeks before my due date. Time during my labor went so quickly, and I didn't have any pain until they gave me Pitocin. That's when things really started happening quickly. I ended up getting an epidural, which was not a part of my original birth plan, but that was okay for us.
I was just so excited to give birth - we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl! Dr. Ehle was great, he helped my husband and I through the entire birthing process.
All of the nurses that helped throughout my labor and delivery were great, and Cathy, the Lamaze teacher really empowered the group. The whole time they made me think, "Yes, I can do this!"