We want the birth of your baby to be as happy and safe as possible. This is part of the reason that we choose to deliver at INOVA Fairfax hospital. Fairfax hospital has one of the best NICUs (neonatal intensive care units) in the country, top notch anesthesia, and high risk care for any emergency that may arise during your pregnancy.
We also realize that most pregnancies are not high risk, and most of our patients will never need the specialized care offered at INOVA Fairfax. Through personalized care for each patient we are able to provide the best of both worlds. We are frequently asked about the high C-section rate at Fairfax hospital. More important than the C-section rate of a hospital is the C-section rate of your doctors. We looked at the combined C-section rates of Dr. Jefferies, Dr. Grimm, and Dr. Schulman in 2013-14.
Primary C-section rate (women who have never had a C-section) 15%
Total C-section rate (including women who had a previous C-section) 38%
It is important to remember that every pregnancy is unique and women are not just statistics. Hopefully, this information will help you make an informed decision about your OB team.