By Danielle Braff, March 20, 2020

Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services at NYC Health & Hospitals/Lincoln, agrees, adding that while the decision as to how a woman delivers her child is her choice, there are many things that can go wrong during a delivery. These include hemorrhage, fetal distress, shoulder dystocia, and more. “I personally feel that immediate access to medications, blood, an anesthesiologist and an operating room are prudent considerations for a safe birthing experience,” Gaither says. 

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