Despite. I was referred to a specific OB by my GP and my Fertility Specialist and he only delivers at one hospital. Having said that, the two private hospitals I live closest to have remarkably similar CS rates - withing 0.2%.
It's not my intention to have a CS if I can avoid it. My mother had three because she had a genetic condition which meant she didn't have an option. I won't know until I get close to delivery if I'll be in the same situation. But my aim, and my OB's aim, is for a natural birth - thanks for asking.
Lots of good luck to you. I hope you get the delivery you want :-)
Given that some private hospitals have c/s rates above 50%, I can well believe that at times 100% of the maternity patients would have had caesars, especially in a private hospital with low number of maternity beds.
The numbers of patients in a hospital should not impact the C/S rate as a whole.
Are you talking about this hospitals average or C/S rate on one particular day?
I do not believe any private hospitals 'usual' C/S rate is 100%. It would be a recipe for disaster for the hospital.
Can I ask for some names of these hospitals that have C/S rates of over 50%?
Edited by soontobegran, 11 July 2011 - 10:35 PM.