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So, I was talking with a local MW today about my UC plans... and the types of deliveries she wouldn't do, and why I would choose to do those UC instead of in a hospital w/ OB.... and she didn't blame me...<br><br>
... because the hospital where I delivered my DS (vaginally and miraculously) has a near 80% c/s rate<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br><br><br>
Which would explain why, when I used to go to my OB's office (1st peg), every appointment would be a 2 hr wait because of an "emergency c/s"<br><br><br>
YEAH.<br><br><br>
RIGHT. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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That's so scary. I don't know how the people who are part of a system like that can live with themselves for creating such a horrible birthing culture.
 

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The Excuse is that it's a level whatever hospital (you know, the highest one) with a NICU and all, so there are soooo many high risk moms there delivering...<br><br>
Yeah, 80% of the people I know are just SO high risk... uh huh...
 

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The hospital where I work has an 83% c-section rate. Its a small rural hospital with no surgeon on staff. So we "borrow" a surgeon 3 days a week from another hospital. Everyone is induced between 38-39 weeks on those 3 days a week, in case a C-section is needed. Of course, MOST babies aren't ready by then, so a c-section is then needed. So, the only ones that go natural (we don't even offer epi's or stadol or anything, since we can't handle a baby needing a vent, we have no vents) are the ones who are actually ready to deliver or go into labor naturally between 38-39 weeks. Many people ask why I don't work in the OB department.... Hmmm.... I can't work in a place like that.
 

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That's awful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">
 

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The top two "best" international hospitals here have 90% and 89% rates. Women are taught that childbirth "ruins" you down there and that C/S is safer. Planned C/S are encouraged by families due to wanting specific dates for astrological reasons. I was out chatting with my neighbors and three of them had babies with them and all had C/S and couldn't understand it.
 

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Astrological timing? Holy cow, what a lame excuse. I mean, if a baby was "made" to be a sagittarius and they "extract" him during scorpio, he's just going to be a messed up scorpio, right?!<br><br>
Man, and I thought those Hathor the Cow Goddess comics were JOKING...
 

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Well, Buddhism has some really different ideas. The wrong day, and it's a bad thing supposedly. Dec.5th is the king's 80th birthday here, and I bet the C-section rate on that day will be almost 100% because it's such a lucky day.
 

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Oh, so THAT's the day... someone told me that I had the same bday as someone very important to buddhism <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> or something about the day that buddha rose from the bodhi tree... guess they were a day off, I'm dec. 6th<br><br>
But wow... c/s just to share a bday with someone...
 

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80%? That's awful. And I was appalled at our 52% rate. Not that that is great...it's still pretty bad, but unfortunately seems to be typical <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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You get the reverse too... the days leading up to June 6 2006 saw a spike in c/s and inductions, and people often induce or schedule to avoid friday the 13ths or anniversaries of traumatic events like 9/11.
 

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<a href="http://ourbodiesourblog.org/blog/2007/11/finding_and_comparing_csection_rates_by_hospi.php" target="_blank">http://ourbodiesourblog.org/blog/200...s_by_hospi.php</a><br><br>
I answered my own question. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
This is a GREAT resource.
 

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When I hear things like this I realize how darn lucky I am that I have had 5 hospital births (including twins) and never had a c-section or even had any Dr. try to convince me of one. PHEW!
 

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Oh my goodness.<br>
Our city has a 90% induction rate but I don't think our c/s rate is above 60% (that sucks though even at that!!). I can't even fathom how people think they are safer giving birth in the hospital with those numbers - seriously.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Thats awful. I think our hospital has a section rate of less than 20%. I am a RN student and I wouldn't even work there let alone any other hospital in our brainwashed culture. I know there are times when it is necessary but give me a break. Elective c/s should be out of the question.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You get the reverse too... the days leading up to June 6 2006 saw a spike in c/s and inductions, and people often induce or schedule to avoid friday the 13ths or anniversaries of traumatic events like 9/11.</div>
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I'm a Fri. The 13th baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Probably getting to be in rarer company with induction and c/s rates just climbing to the stratosphere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
OH! I had to think about June 6, 2006 for a minute! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think that would be cool, but I'm just a little weird. I can't help but laugh at the mental image of pregnant woman lining up for their pit so they can avoid having Rosemary's Baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br><br>
But seriously, I've had two hospital births...the first one so bad that I "blacked out" the part where they kept asking me if I wanted a c/s. Dh says I said no, and it would put them off for an hour or so. I got L-U-C-K-Y, both times. With each passing year I realize that more and more.<br><br>
When I stayed at home to birth all I got was U-C <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I know I know, lame, I'm feeling goofy today for some reason <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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WOW. just wow. I thought the 50% rate at the hospital nearby was high!!! I can't believe some are as high as 90%. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">WOW. just wow. I thought the 50% rate at the hospital nearby was high!!! I can't believe some are as high as 90%. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"></div>
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Homebirths here are basically zero. Each district of our city has about 3million people each. My UC friend reported their homebirth to get the birth certificate, and they were told that their district, her homebirth was the second on record in 5 years!!<br><br>
Mothering also listed here as one of the lowest breastfeeding initiating countries in the world. It's so hard living here sometimes and so hard to make changes.
 
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