Post # 1
My friend recently had a baby. I was talking to her about the baby/her labor experience and we realized that out of the 5+ people we know who have had babies in the last few years, she is the only one who didn’t have a c-section. I seem to remember reading something somewhere about increased rates of c-sections, but can’t remember if there was a reason for it or even if the article was legit. Just wondering if this is some huge coincidence and now I’m curious.
Post # 3
I believe the C-section rate on average is somewhere around 30%. Each hospital, area of the country, etc. varies with c-section rates. Your group of friends is definitely not the norm as far as the high rate of c-sections. I will have to have one in two months for medical reasons (dangerous for me to go into labor -uterine rupture possible), otherwise I would hope not to have to go that route. I didn’t vote since I haven’t actually delivered, yet. 🙂
Post # 4
I am actually delivering at a hospital that has a 35% rate of c-section. People around here know about the hospital and think negatively because if the higher rate of c-section. However the chief of obgyn handles mainly high risk patients, which contributes to the high rate of c-sections. But 4 out of 5 seems like an awful lot. Were they all older and had fertility issues? There are many reasons people have c-sections and I think peopl having children later in life has probably contributed to this.
Post # 5
I had a c-section, but at my hospital they are trying to lower the rates of c-section and only do them if they are really necessary rather than just elective c-sections
Post # 6
@roxy- No medical issues that I know about, but I don’t know most of these people too well, they are friends of family members and that sort of thing. The youngest was 21 and the oldest was 33. It seems like a lot of the girls on 16 and Pregnant have them too, but maybe that’s because they’re so young.
@bells- people request c-sections for no reason? Isn’t it supposed to be worse pain than regular delivery?