Vaginal birth is the most common way of delivering a child and is the most desired by women. It is our goal to have the highest successful vaginal birth rate possible. Vaginal birth usually results in a shorter hospital stay and recovery time than cesarean sections; however, both vaginal and C-section methods are proven to be successful procedures. We can help you plan your vaginal birth and we’ll be there at every moment to get you and your baby back home as safely and soon as possible. We also offer vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC). We will help you decide if this is an appropriate choice for you.
A cesarean section (C-section) is an operation that is performed to deliver a baby through an abdominal incision. There are many reasons why a woman has a C-section. Some of these reasons are known in advance of your delivery date, but most are not encountered until labor. At AGO we offer a family-centered C-section tailored to your wishes. To learn more about
family-centered C-sections, watch Dr. Mandeville talk more about this option below.
Unfortunately, pain is an inevitable part of labor and delivery. Adequate pain relief is an integral part of a safe delivery. There are many ways to control or decrease the pain of labor and delivery.
IV pain medicine can provide a woman with a reduction in pain and anxiety: