“I was not treated as a charity case, but as an equal”

“I was not treated as a charity case, but as an equal”

“Tepeyac was my third OB/GYN office,” Elise told me, beginning the story of her journey to find our doctors. As a convert to the Catholic faith, Elise wasn’t yet married, but knew the kind of family planning she would want when she was. “The first GYN I visited asked...

Feeling Like a Natural Woman: Susan’s Story

Doing things (including pregnancy and childbirth) the all-natural way was how Susan Escobar had determined to live. Her experience with the birthing center where she bore her first child, Claire, in 1990 so satisfied her that she felt she’d never consider going...

Waiting for the Pink Caboose: Sharon Blount’s Story

He was a fourth grade teacher and she a school nurse’s aide when Andrew and Sharon Blount met at work, fell in love, and married. In her subsequent search for a reliable OB/GYN practice to entrust with her medical care, Sharon discovered Tepeyac OB/GYN and embraced...

Where There’s a Heartbeat: Karol’s Story

The year was 2015. Karol was eighteen, pregnant, unmarried, frightened, and without support from those older kinfolk who might have lent her encouragement and assistance. One relative in particular pressured her relentlessly to have an abortion and, eventually, Karol...

A Woman’s Prerogative: Josephine’s Story

Twenty-four years old, unmarried, without family support, embarked on plans for her own future–but lacking the kind of financial security that would permit her to undertake single parenthood. That was Josephine S’s situation when, approximately eight months ago,...

Patient Story: Two Miracle Babies

They were present in her from the first, and in abundance – the devotion, trust, and moral courage that characterize a woman of the Lord who wanted every part of her life full of the faith, including her place of medical care.  While working at Fair Oaks Hospital,...