Cesarean Sections A Cesarean section, more commonly known as a “C-section,” is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby. C-sections are typically performed when vaginal birth poses a serious health risk to the mother or her unborn child. Although there are plenty of other circumstances that may necessitate a C-section, these are the most common conditions that often lead to a Cesarean delivery: Placenta previa (a condition in which the placenta lies low in the uterus and covers the cervix) Placental abruption (which occurs when the placenta separates from the uterine lining) Uterine rupture Baby in breech position Fetal distress Preeclampsia Birth defects Multiple births At Inspira, we recognize the needs of mothers who give birth via C-section, and we strive to ensure a safe, positive birth experience. When a birthing team makes a conscious effort to make a C-section as much like a vaginal or natural birth experience as possible, it is often called a “family-centered cesarean” or “gentle” C-section. At Inspira, we strive to provide this type of C-section whenever possible. This includes post-delivery, skin-to-skin contact after C-sections to allow mother and baby to bond immediately after birth. This is part of our effort to reduce the separation of mothers and infants, and our team will do everything in their power to keep your family together while you’re in the hospital. Own your birth experience. Call 1-800-INSPIRA or request an appointment with an OB/GYN or midwife to get started. Request appointment online Why Choose Inspira? Advanced Prenatal Technology We combine cutting-edge neonatal medical technology with a human touch, allowing us to provide excellent care to both mother and baby. Whether your risk occurs during pregnancy or after delivery, we offer state-of-the-art facilities designed and teams trained to care for you, regardless of what your specific needs may be. Our staff of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians are well-versed in the latest maternal-fetal medicine techniques, and are equipped with advanced prenatal technologies that can increase your chances for a successful pregnancy. Patient-Centric, Family-Focused Care Our experienced staff of maternal-fetal medicine specialists work side-by-side with obstetricians, specially trained nurses and nurse practitioners to offer comprehensive care for high-risk mothers and their babies. Your obstetric team will be by your side from the moment you enter the delivery room until you’re ready to go home with your newborn. Healthy families start with healthy mothers, which is why we take a holistic family-friendly approach to maternal-fetal medicine. Pediatric Partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Inspira has partnered with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to provide neonatal, pediatric and emergency care for children. Teaming up with Nemours allows Inspira to offer an advanced level of pediatric specialty care to families. Access to Nemours Pediatric Care at Inspira is currently available 24/7 at Inspira’s medical centers in Vineland and Woodbury and will be available at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill opening Fall 2019. Supportive Environment Inspira’s reproductive specialists are more than medical professionals, they’re sources of support for you and your loved ones. All of staff members, from obstetricians to nurses, are specially trained to manage what for many can be a stressful time. We empower patients with knowledge about their fertility issues and provide them with dedicated emotional support throughout their journey. We are always there to answer tough questions and walk you through the process at a pace that’s suitable for you.