Finding the Perfect OB/GYN
Ashleigh and Andrew met at Tulane University Law School in 2005. They have been inseparable ever since. “It was the morning of my birthday, and he woke me up. He got down on one knee to propose to me. He was playing the song “At Last” in the background,”says Ashleigh. In October 2014, Andrew and Ashleigh got married under the tree of life in Audubon Park.
Before their marriage, Ashleigh began searching for an OB/GYN. “We were together for nine years, and we talked about having kids,” says Ashleigh. Ashleigh started surveying her friends on finding the best OB/GYN. Dr. Paul du Treil’s name kept coming up. “I spoke to numerous people who delivered with him, and they all had positive experiences,” says Ashleigh. “They also told me that he was the closest physician you will get to having a midwife.” Ashleigh began visiting Touro OB/GYN, Dr. Paul du Treil around 2014.
In 2015, Ashleigh and Andrew became pregnant with their first child. “He respected our birthing plan. He was very attentive, and he never pushed any particular treatment on us,” says Ashleigh. During the labor, Dr. du Treil was there hours before the delivery. “He showed up way earlier than he needed to. It was reassuring that he was ready for whenever I was ready to deliver,” says Ashleigh. “I remember he was dressed up and on his way to church.”
Reliable and Reassuring Care
During the delivery, Ashleigh’s vulvar hematoma ruptured. “I couldn’t see anything but Andrew said there was blood everywhere. However, Dr. du Treil remained calmed under pressure,” says Ashleigh. Her daughter, Ella’s heartbeat also began fluctuating. Ella was in distress from the lack of oxygen she was receiving during the childbirth. Ashleigh had to wear an oxygen mask for the remainder of the delivery process. On May 15, 2016, Ella Tuozzolo was born. “There was concern that if Ella did not get out in time that I would have to undergo a C-section. But Dr. du Treil did not lead on the whole time and remained calm,” says Ashleigh.
Ashleigh and Andrew have raved about their birthing experience with Dr. du Treil to everyone, including strangers. “I know lots of women who are Dr. du Treil patients. I’ve met them at mommy and me groups and the playground. Everyone has a secret goal to become his friend – even the husbands. He’s so laid back,” Ashleigh jokes.
Soon after welcoming Ella into their family, Ashleigh and Andrew became pregnant with their second child. “We began looking forward to our future visits with Dr. du Treil,” says Ashleigh.
Ashleigh and Andrew had a similar birthing experience with their second child, under the care of Dr. du Treil. “He came in hours before the delivery and periodically checked on us,” says Ashleigh. “It was an even smoother process the second time around. Everything went very well.” Ashleigh and Andrew welcomed Oliver Tuozzolo into the world on December 17, 2017.
Ashleigh recommends Dr. du Treil to anyone who is looking for an OB/GYN. “He takes his time in his appointments. I never feel rushed, and I know he is a busy physician. He is known as the doctor that will always show up in delivery. He is reliable and makes you feel at ease,” says Ashleigh.