St. Anthony Community Hospital (SACH), a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), announces that it will offer a new birth routine known as a gentle C-section, or family-centered section, to mothers who require the procedure.
A gentle C-section mimics some of the essential components of natural childbirth by allowing the parents to watch their infant enter the world through a clear drape and encourages skin-to-skin bonding with the newborn while still in the operating room. This new process enhances the surgical experience by allowing the mother to be more a part of the birth than a traditional C-section allows.
St. Anthony Community Hospital is the only hospital in both Orange and Rockland counties to offer gentle C-sections to its patients. For more information visit www.stanthonycommunityhosp.org/birthingcenter.