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So, for my first baby, I gave birth at St. Luke's. My next two were out of State. For this one, I've been seeing Sharon at Fruitful Vine, but she's told me that she can't deliver me due to my diabetes. I've been to Dr. Van Scriver's office...and have not been impressed at all. I realize a lot of people like her, but her CNM did not impress me, and I've had issues with her front office staff. I also just found out she's not on my new insurance.<br><br>
So, I decided to research c-section rates in Duval County and was shocked to see everybody near 40% except for Shands, which was 21%.<br><a href="http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/researchers/QuickStat/cesarean-buffer.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/r...n-buffer.shtml</a><br><br>
St. Luke's is 38.4%<br>
Memorial is 39.4%<br>
Baptist South is 34.7%<br><br>
Yikes!<br>
Has anybody had an experience giving birth at Shands? A friend did years ago, but it had to do with her son having a known heart defect.<br><br>
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we went to dr van scrivers office too and saw the cnm and didnt like her either! Good to know we arent the only ones. I don't knw anything about shands I gave birth last time at the orange park hospital. I liked my cnm but didnt like the hospital. So im looking for a new place to go. Im thinking abt trying lynn trotter she was the only LM on my insurance list, i dont remeber what group she is with on my insurance it says she delivers at memorial. Sorry this isn't helpful!
 

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I was thinking about the c section rates at all those hospitals. I think its not so much important which hospital you give birth in, but the provider you pick. Since your doc or cnm or whatever if the one that dicates your care. So if you find a provider that is more natural leaning and only does a c section as a last resort when medically nessary. Probally more useful to know if the indivudal c section rate of the provider you are going too
 

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I agree that the individual provider matters, but there can also be hospital pressures/policies which may encourage c-sections. I really think you need to look at both. If you have hospitals with high c-section rates, you may be less likely to have nurses supportive of natural labor. Usually, you don't even see your OB until you're ready to give birth. Most of the care is provided by nurses.<br><br>
I do like that Shands has two hot tubs for laboring (according to their website). I just wish that tubs were standard in all JAX hospitals.
 
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