Emergency c-section is now also available at delivery room of the Erasmus MC
Pregnant women may by emergency c-section to give birth on a specially equipped delivery room in the Erasmus MC-Sophia children’s Hospital.
Friday is the new operating room at the department of Obstetrics at the hospital put into use.
This Obstetrics Operation Room (VOK) is intended to pregnant women who are at high risk of complications, fast an emergency c-section to be able to do at the same bed in the same room. The VOK is located on the new verloskamercomplex.
The opening of the VOK increases safety due to its location between the other delivery rooms. The pregnant women who can give birth are high-risk patients, for example suffering from heart disease or other diseases.
The VOK is suitable for obstetrical care and intensive monitoring of the heart and circulation.
In January 2016, the new verloskamercomplex taken into use.