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View Poll Results: What kinds of births did you have and how many?
1 Vaginal Birth 30 100.00%
2 Vaginal Births 40 100.00%
3 Vaginal Births 19 90.48%
4 Vaginal Births 4 19.05%
5 Vaginal Births 5 23.81%
6 Vaginal Births 1 4.76%
7 Vaginal Births 1 4.76%
8 Vaginal Births 0 0%
9 Vagnial Births 0 0%
10 Vaginal Births 0 0%
1 C/S 21 100.00%
2 C/S 11 52.38%
3 C/S 1 4.76%
4 C/S 1 4.76%
5 C/S 1 4.76%
6 C/S 0 0%
7 C/S 0 0%
8 C/S 0 0%
9 C/S 0 0%
10 C/S 0 0%
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#1 of 32 Old 11-04-2011, 02:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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! :)


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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).
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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.)?


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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.

 


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


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

 


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3 vaginal births!


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Two home births :)


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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#)
 

 


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


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


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


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


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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.

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5 c-sections.


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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. 

 

 

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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.....


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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.
 

 


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


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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.

 


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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! 
 

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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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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! 

You are completely correct. I'm a scientist and should have caught that one. I do percent solutions almost daily. Opps.


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I make those mistakes all the time.  It just so happened that I was grading similar calculations in students' assignments, came on here to take a break and caught it right away. 

 

Always fun to make those mistakes in front of the class too blush.gif
 

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You are completely correct. I'm a scientist and should have caught that one. I do percent solutions almost daily. Opps.
 

 



 


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Thanks for this poll & the other poll. It will be interesting to see the numbers.

 

I just want to add that even if the results show that relatively few women on MDC are having c-sections and/or relatively few births are by c-section, it's still an issue that has importance here. No pregnant woman can be certain that she won't have a c-section; it's something everyone should at least have basic information about.


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I make those mistakes all the time.  It just so happened that I was grading similar calculations in students' assignments, came on here to take a break and caught it right away. 

 

Always fun to make those mistakes in front of the class too blush.gif
 

LOL. Yeah, I'd be quick to correct the mistake if one of my students made it. I even started out with 101+29 written on my paper, then got lured in by the easy math of 30 and 100.

 


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Thanks for this poll & the other poll. It will be interesting to see the numbers.

 

I just want to add that even if the results show that relatively few women on MDC are having c-sections and/or relatively few births are by c-section, it's still an issue that has importance here. No pregnant woman can be certain that she won't have a c-section; it's something everyone should at least have basic information about.


I agree but I think the poll numbers seem to be saying that it is way more births than people may have thought.

 

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5 vaginal births, 1 c/s. Planning a repeat c/s for a laundry list of reasons for baby #7.


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2 vaginal births, planning a homebirth with this baby.


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