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Wow lots of emergencies in the south. must be dangerous down here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Interesting..........<br>
I never knew I lived in one of the HIGHEST c-section states!<br>
Glad I wasn't able to add to that statistic this time around!
 

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I saw this posted recently on ICAN & thought about posting it here, never got around to it, lol, glad you did! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Yes, I'm in the south...scary! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I'm in one of the second-worst states.<br>
I'm really curious, I wish there were studies done about WHY these states are so high!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh now it will drive me crazy wondering! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I'm in NJ and we are listed as #2 but we should be #1. NJ has a sneaky way of reducing the c-s rate. They factor out non-residents who birth in NJ hospitals. The real rate is 37!!!
 

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I thought CA would have been in the highest group. Practically everyone I know induces or has a cs. Okay, that's an exageration, but it's really high, and no one thinks anything of it. "I just never dilated last time. La di da."
 

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I had my 2 c/s in VA- a very blue state <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I am now in CO and am happy to see that it is white, although even the white percentage is too high!
 

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Our state is in the second lowest category but in our city the hospital has a 47% c-section rate.
 

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I just found out that in Jan the rate of c/s where dd was born was 46%. In Feb it went back down to 39%.<br><br>
This 2 yrs after my FPMD told me her rate was about 10-15% "last time I checked," and the OB who cut me said that, excluding cases where he got called in later in labor by a FPMD his rate was "probably" around 15%. Um . . . there are only 2 other OBs who deliver at that hospital. Does that seem unlikely, or is it just me?<br><br>
And the nurse who told me those stats said they expect it to go higher.
 

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Wow. This little blurb from one of the links was interesting. I didn't realize ERCS was so much more common than VBAC, especially considering these numbers were from 4 years ago when things weren't as bad as they are now when trying to go for VBAC.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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FWIW, they defined low risk as full term (at least 37 completed weeks), singleton, vertex presentation, not that there was an appreciable difference in repeat rates between low risk and all women.<br><br>
It makes it sound like only 1 in 10 ATTEMPT a VBAC from the way the numbers are presented, but then I wondered if it meant 1 in 10 ACHIEVE a VBAC. Interesting either way.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought CA would have been in the highest group. Practically everyone I know induces or has a cs. Okay, that's an exageration, but it's really high, and no one thinks anything of it. "I just never dilated last time. La di da."</div>
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yep, I thought it would be higher too. Although it is disturbing enough how high it is already.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I think the south is so high b/c most ppl here are big believers in "mainstream" birth practices and many see homebirth as "hippy" or new age, so they look down on it. I live in alabama and I was shocked that we weren't higher on the list. I know my local hospital has a 45% c-sec. rate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I've talked to many women who said that once they had one csec. they had scheduled ones for subsequent pg's. I've had several tell me that their obgyns never even mentioned vbac or they were told it was impossible.<br><br>
Yet another reason I can't wait to get out of here!
 

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Note: I'm not making a political statement. If I were, you'd KNOW it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
This is an article that describes one of the reasons for the high cesarean rates in the south. It's a real bummer that it always seems to come down to money for some reason or another.<br><br>
In short, John Edwards (presidential candidate) was a lawyer practicing in the south. He successfully sued a LOT of doctors for not doing cesareans, despite the fact that there was no evidence to support his case. He was such a success at this, that many hospitals and OBs in the south became fearful of the threat of lawsuit, and began doing many more cesareans. In another article (sorry, don't have that one) I'd read that some wouldn't even "allow" vaginal deliveries because of the dangers of malpractice.<br><br><a href="http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=11179" target="_blank">http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=11179</a>
 

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That reminds me of a book I just read on that very subject. It's called Damage, and I had a hard time putting it down, it was very interesting. It's about a lawsuit claiming the hospital didn't do a csection when they should have... I'm still waiting for a book about someone suing the a** off someone for doing an unneccessary csection, however.
 
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