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Poll Results: What kinds of births did you have and how many?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 22% (29)
    1 Vaginal Birth
  • 30% (40)
    2 Vaginal Births
  • 14% (19)
    3 Vaginal Births
  • 3% (4)
    4 Vaginal Births
  • 3% (5)
    5 Vaginal Births
  • 0% (1)
    6 Vaginal Births
  • 0% (1)
    7 Vaginal Births
  • 0% (0)
    8 Vaginal Births
  • 0% (0)
    9 Vagnial Births
  • 0% (0)
    10 Vaginal Births
  • 15% (20)
    1 C/S
  • 7% (10)
    2 C/S
  • 0% (1)
    3 C/S
  • 0% (1)
    4 C/S
  • 0% (1)
    5 C/S
  • 0% (0)
    6 C/S
  • 0% (0)
    7 C/S
  • 0% (0)
    8 C/S
  • 0% (0)
    9 C/S
  • 0% (0)
    10 C/S
130 Total Votes  
post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

This is just for numbers.  No reading into any of it.  Just curious to see how we can represent ourselves to the MODS and each other.

 

This is multiple choice! :)

post #2 of 32
I've had 10 vaginal births and 10 c-sections.

(kidding - I voted 4 c-sections.)

Thanks for making another poll. You should link it in the other thread (which I think is good, too, just doesn't account for every baby we've each had).
post #3 of 32

Can the poll be edited to reflect that children may join a family in another way (adoption, children from a partner's previous marriage, etc.)?

post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyHappyMommy View Post

Can the poll be edited to reflect that children may join a family in another way (adoption, children from a partner's previous marriage, etc.)?


I can't change the poll but those babies were born somehow!!!  They should be included.

 

post #5 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife View Post

I've had 10 vaginal births and 10 c-sections.
 


Hee hee, I put as many choices as they let me!

 

post #6 of 32

3 vaginal births!

post #7 of 32

Two home births :)

post #8 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogmom327 View Post

Two home births :)

Well were they c/s or not?!?!  (Yes someone asked me this after my daughter was born because she was over 10#)
 

 

post #9 of 32

2 vaginal births, though as different as chalk and cheese!

post #10 of 32

I had 3 c/s then 1 HBAC. Planning another HBAC in May. :) 

post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 

Bumping this up.  Thanks to everyone who's participated so far.  I'd like to encourage everyone to vote. 

post #12 of 32

2 vaginals, but both with epidurals (one after 10 hours of active labor the second faster)   I'm more AP after birth, I guess....

post #13 of 32

3 vag. births.  All in the hospital, but largely intervention-free the second and third time around.

 

Hoping for a 4th fast, un-messed-with, labor in the hospital.

post #14 of 32

5 c-sections.

post #15 of 32

 

Two vaginal births in hospital. 

 

The first was a high risk situation due to possible complications to the baby identified during the pregnancy. I was induced at full term and there was a full NICU team standing by. However, I negotiated the date of the induction (we did it a week later than originally proposed by the docs, because of my preferences) and if I had declined it and insisted on proceeding naturally and wait for me to go into labour naturally, my wishes would have been respected. Given the possible interventions that my baby might have needed immediately after delivery, I preferred to pick the date. I didn't want weekend shift coverage, on-call staff etc. dealing with my newborn. Every step was discussed with me in the weeks before birth and various options were explored - and Caesarian was never raised by either my OB, FP, the NICU docs or anyone else on the medical team. I did ask for an epidural, labour proceeded for 12 hours before the OB stepped in because the baby was posterior and after hours of pushing while he was crowning but getting nowhere, I agreed to some help. 

 

The second was a natural vaginal birth in hospital, no epidural and no interventions. 

 

I've been lurking in the thread requesting a forum to discuss Caesarian births. I'm a little uncertain about contributing there because I didn't have a Caesarian and I don't participate in the birthing fora because my dc were quite a bit older when I first started at MDC. I was surprised to find out that there is no forum to discuss Caesarians or that there's a question whether such a forum belongs here or would be beneficial. It seems obvious that all aspects of birthing should have a place at a site purported to be about mothering. I understand the strong emotions attached to the process but that shouldn't preclude discussion. 

 

 

post #16 of 32
Thread Starter 

Well so far, after 56 votes, we are at a 20% section rate vs. 75% vaginal rate.  That has a 4% error in it from the poll itself.

 

So if 20% of mom's are having c/s sections, it stands to reason to give them a forum.  Only 1-1.5% or women in the US are having planned homebirths.  I have no idea about UC numbers but they must be lower than that.....

post #17 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein View Post

Well so far, after 56 votes, we are at a 20% section rate vs. 75% vaginal rate.  That has a 4% error in it from the poll itself.

 

So if 20% of mom's are having c/s sections, it stands to reason to give them a forum.  Only 1-1.5% or women in the US are having planned homebirths.  I have no idea about UC numbers but they must be lower than that.....

If you count births. Right now the poll accounts for 130 babies born, 101 by vaginal delivery, and 29 by c-section. So right around 30% of children's births for those who voted in this poll were caesarean.
 

 

post #18 of 32
Thread Starter 

I didn't want to do the math.  I was just using the polls percentages.  shy.gif

post #19 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein View Post

I didn't want to do the math.  I was just using the polls percentages.  shy.gif


I actually think both numbers tell different things. So both are useful.

 

post #20 of 32

That is 22%.  29 c-sections out of 130 total births.  29/130 = 22.3%

 

Sorry... but I'm grading students on percentaging right now! 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by JollyGG View Post

If you count births. Right now the poll accounts for 130 babies born, 101 by vaginal delivery, and 29 by c-section. So right around 30% of children's births for those who voted in this poll were caesarean.
 

 


Thanks for doing this poll, Youngfrankenstein.  I've been wondering about the numbers too as I follow the request for a c-section forum.  Based on this poll, seems like c-section is effecting a signficant number of people on MDC. 

 

I would also be curious to know how many moms on MDC have had a c-section.  Right now the people with multiple births are skewing the numbers since people can vote multiple times.  Maybe we should add another poll asking, "have you had a c-section?"  and allow only for yes and no. 

 

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