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July 25th, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Okay, so I have homework for you ladies! Do you have or can you find the c-section rate(s) for hospitals in your area? Try to find the most current data! If we get some good data we can add it to the stickies above! Go to work!!!

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July 25th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Let me edit this to be more specific because there are some interesting stats! This was published by the government of Alberta Health Authority. Cesarian stat bolded. Published 2009.

Labour Induction
• In 2006, 26.8% of hospital deliveries involved induction of labour.
This rate increased from 23.6% in 1997 to 29.2% in 2005 and
dropped in 2006.

• In 2006, almost half (44.2%) of hospital deliveries included epidural
analgesia in Alberta, up from 36.0% in 2000.
• Forceps deliveries have not increased in frequency over the last
several years. In 2006, 5.6% of deliveries were assisted by forceps.
• The vacuum extraction rate has also been quite stable over several
years. 11.4% of hospital deliveries had vacuum extraction in 2006.
• There was a steady increase in the cesarean section rate from 1997
to 2006. Just over one in four (26.7%) of hospital deliveries were
by cesarean section in 2006, compared with 16.5% in 1997.

• Vaginal births after cesareans decreased between 1997 and 2006; in
2006, vaginal births occurred after 19.4% of previous cesearean
deliveries, compared with 42.8% in 1997.
• There was a decrease in the episiotomy rate between 2000 and
2006. The rate was 13.1 (per 100 hospital deliveries) in 2006 and
20.4 in 2000.
• One in twenty hospital deliveries (4.7%) involved a case of
shoulder dystocia in 2006. The incidence of shoulder dystocia
increased from 1.5% in 1997.

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July 25th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Oh I know our Bradley teacher had a stat but it was a little outdated. Going to try and find one now. It's got to be high with the # of hospitals here.

UPDATE: Ok, I found it. The most recent rate for St. Louis County is between 34.43-43.63 between 2005 and 2009. The state of MO is 31.2, so obviously St. Louis is much higher (again due to the # of hospitals we have here). They even have a trend chart. It looks like back in the early 90s the rate was only 22.5 for the state. It's a shame it has gotten so high.

BTW, I found this on the Dept of Health website.
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July 25th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Memorial Hospital, N.Conway NH: 19% c-section rate.

I knew I liked the hospital.

Source: http://www.nh.gov/insurance/lah/docu...y_delivery.pdf

It's an insurance survey done by the government, but Charts 5, 6,and 7 all reflected the same numbers for Memorial hospital. I put that down to the awesome care and NCB education given by the two midwives who deliver most of the babies born here.
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July 25th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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the most recent I found so far:

Hospital Name City Total C/S Total Births C/S Rate
Kadlec Medical Center Richland 699 2346 29.8%
Kennewick General Hospital Kennewick 343 1455 23.6%
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July 25th, 2011, 12:07 PM
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Here is a list of Puget Sound C/S Rates!


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July 25th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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We live in Maryland. The average c-section rate for the state was 32.2% in 2009. It increased from it's low of 20.2% in 1991.

The hospital where I am delivering has a c-section rate of 22.5%. The local hospital (the one I am delivering at is an hour away, we chose not to deliver at the one 5 minutes away) has a rate of 34.3%!! (I knew I made a good choice!!)

The lowest rate in the state is 21.2% at a mid-state local hospital. The highest rate is 44.8% at The Greater Baltimore Medical Center. John's Hopkins (I am including it because it is a big-name hospital) has a rate of 30.9%. And strangely, is not terribly far from The Great Baltimore Medical Center. They serve much of the same clientele.

Things that make you go hmmmmm....
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July 25th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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California's c-section rate that I've found is about 17%. The hospital (Kaiser Vallejo) I had Lily at is at 16%. The other hospitals around here average that as well.

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July 25th, 2011, 03:25 PM
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Gosh, you're a tough host! Making us do homework and stuff.

Last I saw for MS it was 38% I think. Not sure what my local hospital stats are. Seems like everybody I know has a c-section just about. I did a little sampling of people I knew...55%! Atrocious.

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July 25th, 2011, 06:59 PM
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The bold is the hospital where I had my daughter. Published in 2009

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington—35 percent (1,724 births 601 C-sections)
Advocate Medical Center in Oak Lawn—35 percent (4,233 births 1520 C-sections)
Resurrection Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago—34 percent (1895 births 647 C-sections)
Advocate Condell Medical Center Libertyville, 30 percent (545 births 165 C-sections)
University of Chicago Medical Center, 29 percent (2,013 births 585 C-sections)
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, 29 percent (2,931 births 866 C-sections)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 28 percent (11,958 births 3,418 C-sections)
Elmhurst Hospital, 26 percent (1,426 births 374 C-sections)
Evanston Hospital, 26 percent (3,590 births 966 C-sections)
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 26 percent (2,252 births 588 C-sections)
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, 25 percent, (2,464 births 618 C-sections)
West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, 20 percent (2,175 births 453 C-sections)
University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, 14 percent (2,893 births 433 C-sections)

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July 25th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Not the greatest data but here is a list of all 50 states and some hospitals with induction/C section rates(all lumped together for some reason)
Hospital Rates of Early Scheduled Deliveries

I quickly glanced through it and saw a hospital in Arizona is at 63%
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July 25th, 2011, 07:58 PM
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I am normally pretty good about googling stuff but I have tried on multiple occasions and I can't find squat! LOL... I fail the assignment!

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July 25th, 2011, 08:25 PM
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This info is a little dated, based on info from 2007-2008, but it's the best I could find.


Kentucky's c-section rate was 34.5%.

Louisville area hospitals:
University of Louisville Hospital - 30.3%
Baptist Hospital East - 32.96%
Norton Suburban - 34. 87%
Norton Hospital - 35.14%

Lowest in the state was 7.56% at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Edgewood (near Cincinnati)
Highest in the state was 90.68% at Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital

VBAC Rates
Statewide - 8.47%

Louisville Area:
Baptist Hospital East - 3.01%
Norton Suburban - 3.06%
Norton Hospital - 6.71%
University of Louisville Hospital - 12.58%

Highest VBAC rate in state was 76.19% at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Edgewood

Man, I need to travel to St. Elizabeth's for my next baby, I think!! 7.5% c-section rate and a 76% VBAC rate! Too bad it's almost 2 hours away and I'll be living even farther away when the next baby comes.

I'm glad I found this. There's a hospital I was considering for next time because they have a midwifery practice there but it turns out they have a 46% c-section rate.
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July 25th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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This data is from 2007. It lists Alabama as 9th in having the highest c-section rates of the 50 states.

Cesarean Delivery Rates by State,2007 - The Unnecesarean -

This is information from 2008 and lists Alabama's c-section rate as a whole as being 35.5% of all births. The two hospitals in my county are:

Huntsville Hospital (where I delivered my son): 37.6%

Crestwood Medical Center (where we will deliver this time): 28.5%

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July 25th, 2011, 11:12 PM
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The most recent info I have is from 2008. It includes primary cesareans and low risk moms only.

Texas Womens 30% (This is a lie, lie, lie, lie, lie. They classify low risk women as high risk in order to skirt this statistic. I think their overall c/s rate is something like 60%.) VBAC rate 3.7%
St Lukes - 20% VBAC 10%
Memorial Hermann - 21% VBAC 7.6%
Clear Lake Regional - 20% VBAC 4%
Mainland Medical Center - 32% VBAC 1%
Christus St. Catherine - 17% VBAC 4%
Cy-Fair Medical center - 21% VBAC 5%
Memorial Hermann Memorial City - 28% VBAC 0%
Memorial Hermann Northwest - 11% VBAC 1%
Methodist - 18% VBAC 4%
St. Joseph's - 12% VBAC 10%
Tomball Regional - 12% VBAC 1%
UTMB - 15% VBAC 7%
West Houston - 19.26 VBAC - 0%

The county hospitals. Vaginal birth is cheaper you know!!!
LBJ was only 6% VBAC 30% (Highest in the state. I was gonna show up here in labor if I couldn't find a VBAC doc!!!)
East Houston 11.35% VBAC 7%
Ben Taub was 13% VBAC rate 29%

Houston houses both the highest and lowest rates in Texas. There are 41 delivering hospitals in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, so this is just a small sampling.

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July 26th, 2011, 08:39 AM
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The only thing I have found so far is that for St. Alphonsus in Boise the primary c-section rate is 4% (this is where I birthed all my babies and they are very NCB friendly).

I think our overall rate for Idaho is about 25%.

Last edited by noworries; July 26th, 2011 at 08:41 AM.
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July 26th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Oh my, St Al's has amazing c/s rates! Makes me want to go stay with my mom this fall! Haha!
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July 26th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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WoW..my state is bad. I only could find data from 2008 but my hospital was 50.8% and wasn't the worst.

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July 26th, 2011, 11:36 PM
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The c/s rate in the hospital here was 27.6 in 2009.

If you're in Cali, this is a really cool website that lets you search by any county/hospital See C-Section rates for every California hospital - Data - MercedSun-Star.com

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July 27th, 2011, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by LittleMissKnockedUp View Post
Oh my, St Al's has amazing c/s rates! Makes me want to go stay with my mom this fall! Haha!
Yep, I had amazing births every time at St. Als. It's funny because everyone here thinks that St. Lukes is the best hospital for having babies but if you want a NCB, it's definitely St. Als.
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