This is a re-posting of information shared by midwife, Michelle Welborn.
“This data is from the SF Department of Vital Statistics and is collected from the birth certificate. This is mandatory reporting. It covers the 2008 calendar year.
A VBAC RATE OF 1.3% means 1.3% of all the births at that institution were VBACs. they do not track successful VBAC rates vs attempted VBAC rates. “
CPMC (California Pacific Medical Center)
30.9% total cesarean rate
58.5% spontaneous vaginal births
31.7% total cesarean rate
64.7% spontaneous vaginal births
SFGH (SF General Hospital)
20.67% total cesarean rate
72.8 spontaneous vaginal births
20.5% total cesarean rate
75.7% spontaneous vaginal births
27.0% total cesarean rate
64% spontaneous vaginal births
Homebirths – Nearly all of these are low risk so we are not exactly comparing apples to apples but this is fascinating none the less.
168 total births (A little over 1% of the total births in SF)
3% cesarean rate
97% spontaneous vaginal births