C/s rates

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Sun, 11-02-2003 - 8:28pm

I cheated and asked the cl on the vbac baord for this info but here is her post cut and pasted:


The latest rates are from 2002, and I am pretty sure that those numbers can be downloaded from the ICAN website (at http://www.ican-online.org). Here's what it says there:

"ICAN Urges Ban on Unnecessary Cesareans

"The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) today called for a ban on unnecessary cesarean sections in response to 2002 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control that showed an increase in the number of U.S. women delivering babies via cesarean section for the sixth year in a row.

"The CDC said 26.1 percent of U.S. women delivered babies via cesarean in 2002, the highest ever reported in the United States. This marks a 7 percent increase from 2001. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cesarean rates above 15 percent represent a danger to women and babies."

The numbers come from the CDC--and are therefore totally unbiased. I think in order to view the data, you have to download it.

Here's an article on ICAN on the latest data from the CDC.
http://www.ican-online.org/news/062503.htm




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Sun, 11-02-2003 - 9:29pm

Holy crap!!


However, I would be interested to see what percentage of those were repeat c-sections.


~christine~

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 12:15am
Me too. But that should be broke down to repeat planned and repeat emergnacy.




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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 9:42am
christine -per this article, where i live (nj) has a rate over 30%...if i can get a hold of those exact hospital stats (as i cited earlier), i'll let you know. anyway you look at it, its scary. we have huge malpractice insurance issues here. drs went on "strike" when i was pg with dd, and legislation is leading toward a "cap," like the one instituted in california. perhaps that could help? i don't know. when i was pg with ds, i looked into a birthing center, but ended up going with a different midwife (therefore a hospital delivery). recently the birthing center had to close because of insurance issues too (and mw's pay a fraction of what drs pay because they statistically have fewer complications) making it impossible here to deliver outside of a hospital (unless you have a home birth).
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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 11:40am
just in a little group here , i have one e~csec 1 repeat, my aunt ~who is in a wheelchair~ delivered csec my sil who had 3 vag births delivered her last csec~breech baby~ my cousins firts was an ecsec~ precamsia~ my best friend had her first ecsec~ they found out her hips were turned in wrong?~ and her last was a planned csec, so thru out my births i knew more people that had csecs than vag births, and we are spread out so none of us were in the same hospital

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Kelsey The Brainiac

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 1:24pm
The research I did showed that having a homebirth was the best way to avoid medical interventions. The hospitals are bound up with too much red tape. I didn't want an intervention based on their fears of malpractice. So I had a homebirth.

What was scary to me was that everyone I talked to thought that a hospital birth was the best and that I would receive inferior care. Of course, I was the only one who had researched it!

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 2:42pm
oh, i know...i did the reading too. i'm not surprised that people think you're the risky one....i know my hospital delivery was probably far more risky than your home birth. its really crazy.
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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 2:49pm

No, you're the crazy one;)


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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 3:00pm
I do too. But am in awwww of those who can deliver at home! I would love to but don't feel comfortable being away from trained personal since I have had trouble in the past.




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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 3:09pm
"I feel much safer and much more relaxed in a hospital setting. "

well, you're certanly not alone. unfortunately, the science isn't there to back it up.

i think only 8% of births are attended by mws (in hospitals) and they have an amazing track record. i made everyone happy by going that route -- the family would've went through the roof if i delivered dd at home....

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 3:28pm
Actually...midwives are more trained than most doctors in labour and delivery...they are also trained in newborn reseccustaion (sp?). The average midwife attends more deliveries in 3 years than a doctor will have in his/her entire career. Here in BC it's 4 years of in school and practicum training before they are allowed to do home deliveries...that compared to a 2 mo. rotation the average MD gets in the Maternity ward during his/her residency. I personally feel I'm better off in the hands of a trained midwife.

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