Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Fred R. Duhart, family physician in St. Louis, who died on Saturday. He was 72 years old. He has been our family doctor for 12 years. Dr. Duhart, was the only doctor in the St. Louis area doing home births. He has delivered 5000 babies in the comfort of their families’ homes, including the last two, of my six children.
We have wonderful memories with him, like our first home birth when he and my husband sat eating white cheddar and crackers in the dining room, while I was in labor in the bedroom. I didn’t get any cheese! He set Isabel’s broken arm and stitched up Maxine and Crozet. He pierced my girls’ ears. He and his wife, Ada, even came to our homeschool plays.
He was always there when you needed him, even if it meant meeting you on a Sunday afternoon at his office. He was a very kind, gentle, and understanding doctor, always taking the road of least intervention. We will miss him terribly.
Photo was taken November 11, 1997. Dr. Duhart is smiling at my newly born 9lb. baby boy. At that time I had 4 girls he predicted positively that this one was a boy. He also predicted the next would be a girl. He was right both times!
Read the St. Louis Post Dispatch article.
March 24, 2020 UPDATE: