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?
How do you find the c-section rate of an individual OB/MW?
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.
Here ya go sweetie :-D http://www.citizen.org/hrg1906tables