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In hospitals, we’re surrounded by stories. Some are incredible. Some are touching and heartfelt. All of them are nice to hear. We recognize that we can talk on and on about the distinctions we’ve been awarded, the services we offer, and the experience of the physicians working in our halls. But only by hearing the stories of those just like you, folks who arrived at our doors anxious or scared and went home healed, can you truly begin to understand who we are, and what we strive for.

New Moms Experience 'Gentle C-Section' Using the Clear Drape Option During Delivery

May 28, 2019

Cher S.

Cher S. delivered her third baby at the Harris Birthing Center in April 2018 via c-section using the clear drape “Gentle c-section” method:

Cher and baby

“As new moms, we want to be able to touch the baby after they are born the way moms who deliver naturally usually do. The clear drape allowed me to touch my baby through the drape right after Dr. Benjamin delivered her.”

Elizabeth Lewis

Elizabeth and baby Elizabeth Lewis of Farmington Hills, MI, delivered her son using the “Gentle C-section,” an optional method when delivering your baby via c-section at the Harris Birthing Center at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital:

When you don’t have the option [of natural delivery], you want the option to still have the connection and so that’s what the gentle C-section gives you. It gives you the ability to be present, to be connected…They have the clear drape where you can see your baby come out… you feel like you’re a part of the entire room…Dr. Benjamin walked me through that and said, ‘Okay, we’re going to pull your baby out.’ And so, he pulled him out and I could, you know, look and see and then he brought him up to the drape and he put his little hand on the clear plastic and, you know, obviously I was boo-hooing. I was emotional and my husband was right next to me so he got to experience the whole thing with me.”

Gentle C-section Experience
Nursing staff at the Harris Birthing Center
Elizabeth's birthing experience at the Huron Valley's Harris Birthing Center
Harris Birthing Center provided support for the entire family and husband