Allied Anesthesia Physicians Promote Gentle C-sections

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New Movement Focuses On Creating A More Enjoyable And Memorable Experience

Anesthesiologists Promoting Gentle C-Sections

We almost pamper them to make sure the birthing experience is as positive as humanly possible

Allied Anesthesia physicians are embracing the concept of “gentle C-sections” which was pioneered in Boston and is swiftly gaining ground across the country.

Unlike traditional cesarean sections, gentle C-sections focus on making the experience more enjoyable and memorable for the mother by making her comfortable and speeding up the bonding process between mother and baby.

“We’re the hand holders of the patients,” said Dr. Salomon Maya of Allied.

Maya and other Allied anesthesiologists have been known to entertain their patients, turn on music, make sure they have fresh, warm towels, and even scratch their nose for them if necessary.

“We almost pamper them to make sure the birthing experience is as positive as humanly possible for them,” Maya said. “A lot of times they are afraid or nervous and they just want someone to hold their hand during the C-section. And, we do all that.”

Allied physicians go one step further than most by performing a regional nerve block called a TAP block, which helps alleviate the pain of a C-section once the epidural wears off. The TAP block is done after the C-section is completed and while the patient is still numb from either her epidural or spinal anesthesia.

“Most women, all they need to take is Motrin and they don’t have to take any narcotics which can cause side effects like nausea and constipation,” Maya said.

Gentle C-sections also commonly involve removing arm straps from the mother so she and baby can have immediate skin-so-skin contact. Skin-to-skin contact, which is more common in vaginal births, promotes quicker bonding and gives them a head start on breastfeeding.

“It’s really a team effort with us figuring out exactly what we can do for the OB and what we can do for the mom,” Maya said. “We’re the ones making sure everything goes smoothly.”

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About Allied Anesthesia: With over 100 highly qualified physician anesthesiologists on staff, Allied Anesthesia provides adult and pediatric anesthesia services to St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, CHOC Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, St. Mary’s Hospital in Apple Valley and many other Southern California health care facilities. In 2014, Allied Anesthesia joined with Fullerton Anesthesia Associates and Upland Anesthesia Medical Group to consolidate best practices in more than six hospitals and more than a dozen ambulatory surgery centers. The expanded medical practice is dedicated to offering the highest comprehensive quality of care and the most cost-effective procedures in all facilities they serve. All Allied physician anesthesiologists are board certified in Anesthesiology and they staff and manage the most efficient operating rooms in Southern California. Allied is a member of the California Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Anesthesia Quality Institute.

For more information, visit: http://www.alliedanesthesia.com

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