2017 quick stats thru April:
- 83% vaginal delivery rate (c/s for: failed VBA2C, maternal indication, fetal indication, failed VBAC)
- 90% non-medicated birth rate!
The following is our most up-to-date statistics report, and information that we like our insurance companies to know:
MPWW statistics through 1/2017-
85% vaginal delivery rate (includes VBA1or2C, excludes twins)
83% vaginal delivery rate (includes failed VBA1or2or3C; elective repeat c/s; twins with unfavorable lie)
91% vaginal delivery rate for 1st time moms
88% successful VBA1C rate
50% successful VBA2C rate (although 1 was progressing but changed mind and requested repeat c/s)
32% - national average c/s rate
We NEVER induce before 40 weeks without a medical indication
We RARELY do elective inductions, and if we do, they are typically between 41-42 weeks
The majority of our patients (around 75%), EVEN FIRST TIME MOMS, do NOT receive epidurals during labor
We EDUCATE our patients, and the majority of them stay home during early labor
We ADVOCATE NON-INTERVENTION – almost all cases of chorioamnionitis would most likely be avoided if fingers were kept out of vaginas after ruptured membranes!
We SPEND TIME with our patients during prenatal visits (30-90 minutes), AND ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE FOR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, which helps to avoid unnecessary and expensive trips to the hospital
We order tests and labs JUDICIOUSLY
WE EDUCATE OUR PATIENTS THAT PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH ARE NOT MEDICAL CONDITIONS BUT NORMAL AND HEALTHY PARTS OF LIFE AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH – THIS HELPS WOMEN BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY TO HAVE THE HEALTHIEST POSSIBLE PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY EXPERIENCE
WE DO CHOOSE TO DELIVER IN A SUPPORTIVE HOSPITAL SETTING WHERE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE OR PAIN RELIEF IS AVAILABLE AS WE FEEL THAT THIS IS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS – SUPPORTIVE, LESS COSTLY, NON-INTERVENTIVE CARE IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT
While statistics are important, it is also important to know how a provider practices. Patience is a virtue. Just as not all physicians practice the same, neither do all nurse midwives. Nor do all nurse midwives have collaborating physicians that respect and honor patience and autonomy. Do your research.
*We no longer offer the option of VBA3C