C-Section Birth Rates

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Registered: 07-05-2005
C-Section Birth Rates
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 8:44am

Some U.S. hospitals have a rate of cesarean deliveries 10 times higher than other hospitals, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from 593 hospitals with at least 100 births in 2009 and found that cesarean rates at the hospitals ranged from 7.1 percent to 69.9 percent of births.

Cesarean delivery is a potentially lifesaving procedure in certain cases, and some differences in hospital rates would be expected based on patient differences, the University of Minnesota researchers said.


Interesting!  Have you checked out the c-section birth rate at the hospital where you will deliver?

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Registered: 10-21-2009
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 9:38pm
I think c-sections are high all over the place. I don't have a c-section scheduled, but if there's an emergency I imagine I would get one. I almost had one with DS#1. I'll have to ask what the c-section rate is.

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:21am

The hospital I deliver at has a 22% c-section rate.  I will be one of those due to prior fibroid surgery and c-section with my DD.  Not looking forward to it...recovery is hard and with a toddler this time around it will be even more challenging.