Village Maternity proudly collaborates with Metropolitan Hospital, a hidden gem for NYC families. Metropolitan has one of the lowest cesarean section rates in NYC* (2014 NYC Department of Health data). Metropolitan has the least overcrowding of all NYC sites*. Metropolitan has a long history of support for true midwifery care.
From left to right:
Dr. Andre Broumas, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician; Dr. Gladys Lee-Hwang, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician; Dr. Sari Kaminsky, MD, FACOG, Chief of OBGYN/Program Director; Dr. Jonathan Mays, MD, FACOG, Director of Obstetrics & Maternal Fetal Medicine; Dr. Michele Paolucci, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician; and Dr. Elmer Agustin, MD, MPH, FACOG, Attending Physician.
Absolutely, Village Maternity encourages support for women in all aspects of their care.
Village Maternity chose a collaborative team based on its history of excellent clinical care with low c-section rates. Village Maternity is actively working to change the way birth happens in hospitals.
One secret of the New York City public hospitals is that, by having a longstanding tradition of using midwives collaboratively with doctors, they have often had better statistics than privately owned hospitals in NYC. Village Maternity strongly encourages you to come to take a tour, meet the practice, and decide for yourself, not on incorrect mythologies about any given hospital. Contact us for a tour. We know that once women meet the practice and see their options they will understand what a great choice Village Maternity is.
Because Village Maternity has a collaborating Ob/Gyn on staff, many clinical situations can be managed within the practice. We also have available outside Maternal Fetal Specialist consultation.
Village Maternity is happy to discuss vaginal birth after Cesarean-section (also called VBAC) with you. We approach this on a case by case basis. Our success rate is very high.