Sierra Vista’s Canyon Vista Medical Center will now support Trial of Labor after Cesarean (TOLAC) in order for expecting mothers to have the opportunity for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).  Previously women in Sierra Vista and the surrounding areas of Benson, Fort Huachuca, St. David, Tombstone, and Bisbee drove to Tucson to attempt VBAC. Jen Garate, Certified Nurse Midwife at Southern Arizona Midwives, says, “Canyon Vista Medical Center has always supported TOLAC. To provide the safest environment, hospitals require an on-site obstetrician and anesthesiologist. Previously, this was not consistently available, but staffing changes now make this support available at all times.” Jen partners with Dr. Michael Stevens, MD, FACOG, at Sierra Vista Medical Group to perform surgery if the TOLAC is not successful.  Garate and Stevens are both strong advocates for women... Read More

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