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Old 08-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #15
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Re: Woman Centered C Sections

And the list grows again...
Dr. Shanon Forseter and Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis
Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls, ID
Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD
Reston Hospital, Reston VA
Lexington Medical Center, Columbia SC
St. Lukes Hospital, Jacksonville, Fl
Garrett Memorial Hospital Oakland, MD Wellspring Family Medical Doctors will, the other practices won't.
Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI
Sky Ridge, Lone tree Colorado
Strong Rochester, NY
St. Jude's in Fullerton, Ca
University of Iowa, Self reporting no confirmation from any patients
Cox health system Springfield, MO
Windham Hospital in CT with Dr. Mansfield or Dr. Gildersleeve
UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA advertises on their website that you may get to hold baby in the OR, have not had any personal recommendations
Birthing Inn in Landsdowne, Va with the Loudoun Community Midwives
UNC hospital in chapel hill NC
Hendricks County Hospital, Danville, IN
Memorial West, Pembroke Pines, FL
Maimonides Med Center, Brooklyn NY with help of Midwives from Brooklyn Birthing Center
Brandon Hospital, Brandon, FL
Riverside Methodist, Columbus OH
Carolinas Medical Center - Pineville, Charlotte NC
Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI
Saddleback Memorial in Laguna Hills CA
Possibly Franklin County Medical Center in Greenfield MA- they have reported a willingness to try
Good Sam, Brockton, MA

Please note, too, that even if a particular doc says yes to those things, the person who truly runs to OR is the anesthesiologist. That being said, it is important to talk to one's doctor because they can have influence in the OR and can give input as to which hospitals that they have rights at are more supportive of such choices. I would also add that if a woman would like to have such options during a cesarean, it is wise to call the hospital well in advance and ask to speak with the head of anesthesia. Also, be prepared to calmly yet assertively talk to whoever ends up being your anesthesiologist during all the pre-op prep. This is where having a doula can be extremely helpful, too
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