or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Birth and Beyond › VBAC › How do you find the c-section rate of an individual OB/MW?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How do you find the c-section rate of an individual OB/MW?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Are c-section rates for individual midwives/OBs public knowledge? I can't find any stats for individuals in my state (NY), I can only find hospital stats on the Dept of Health. Does anyone know where to look?

post #2 of 5

as far as I know, they are not public information.  In my state, they are collected for every ob, but not public.  You could ask your ob, but chances are, he/she may not know it or may underestimate their high rate by saying something like, "I'm mostly high risk" moms or something like that.  One question I suggest asking is, "Of the last ten moms who wanted to vbac, how many did?"  Somehow that makes them think about individual moms and not a rate.  Hopefully, his/her answer will be 8 or above.

post #3 of 5

I asked. This is a statistic that most practices have. I have no idea how you know if they are being honest or not, but if you ask they should be able to tell you something at least.

post #4 of 5

Here ya go sweetie :-D http://www.citizen.org/hrg1906tables

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDivineMrsM View Post

Are c-section rates for individual midwives/OBs public knowledge? I can't find any stats for individuals in my state (NY), I can only find hospital stats on the Dept of Health. Does anyone know where to look?



 

post #5 of 5

P.S. Every state collects these stats, they're usually available through the state Department of Health.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: VBAC
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Birth and Beyond › VBAC › How do you find the c-section rate of an individual OB/MW?