Our group attends about 500 births a year. Our practice’s primary cesarean section rate (women having their first cesarean section) has been 7-10% in the last several years. Our total c-section rate runs about 12%. (This compares to a local and national average of somewhat more than 30%.) We are convinced that we accomplish this remarkable outcome through providing individualized, supportive patient care during labor. It does not put our babies at risk. Our practice statistics for indicators like Special Care Nursery admissions or low Apgar scores are the same as or better than the hospital averages.
Women who wish to attempt a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section) find good support from our practice. In 2010, eleven women chose to VBAC with us and ten of these ladies were successful. In 2009 the success rate was similar, eight out of nine women were able to have a vaginal birth.
Some additional statistics about our group that you might be interested in:
- Episiotomy rate is less than 2%
- Epidural rate is less than 50%
- Infants with 5 minute apgar score of less than 7 rate is 0.3-2%
- Preterm birth rate is 2-5%
- Low birth weight babies (less than 5.5lbs) rate is 4%
- Induction rate on average is about 16%
To make an appointment with URMC Midwifery Group, call (585) 275-7892.