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Dr. Susan Caldwell

Let's talk about birth control, IVF...and so much more!

I am a medical doctor who has used and prescribed various types of birth control for many years...until I began to pay attention to the many ways that this treatment has harmed myself and my patients.  Every day I went to work asking myself "Is birth control good medicine?".

After a long journey searching for the answer, I stopped prescribing birth control in 2012 and haven't looked back.  

When we look at the long-term effects of birth control, we see that many women who use birth control later get a diagnosis of infertility and are referred to artificial reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

This was my story.

I have three children because of IVF but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

I work every day to help women avoid going down the road that starts with birth control and ends up with infertility and (sadly) leads many to IVF.

This space was created to help you - who may be asking the same question yourself. You may be wondering if you should use or prescribe birth control.


It is time for women (and those who care about them) to consider the truth about this medical practice.  In my experience, most physicians and women have not taken the time to consider whether this medical practice is actually good medicine.  Together, we will explore the ways that birth control harms women:  medically, relationally, and spiritually.  We will also consider the many alternatives to birth control so that YOU can take back control and then make informed decisions about YOUR body.

Dr. Susan Caldwell is a primary care physician specializing in women's health.  She is a NaProTECHNOLOGY Medical Consultant practicing in New Orleans. 

More importantly, she is a proud mama of three amazing children.

St. Edith Stein


'A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use."  St. John Paul II

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