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2007, "Method of Delivery" records, by hospital

The 2007, "Method of Delivery" records, by hospital were just posted elsewhere!

Total C-section rate for 2007
NC Total 32.2%
Lake Norman 37.5%
Presby-Huntersville 32.9%

CMC-Pineville 32.5%
CMC-Main 31.4% (lower than the state average)
Presby- Main 38% (18% higher than the state average!!)

CMC-University 38.4% (19% higher than the state average!!)
Presby-Matthews 34% (higher than the state average)
CMC-Union County 25.8% (20% lower than the state average.)

Best chance of a vaginal first birth is at
CMC-Union County 87.8% of all births are vaginal, much higher than the state average.
CMC-Main 82.7%
CMC-Pineville 81.9%

Worst chance of a vaginal first birth is at

Presby-Main 77.3% of all births are vaginal, much lower than the state average.
CMC-University 78%

Best chance of a VBAC is at
CMC-Main 2.5%
CMC-Pineville 1.6%
CMC-University 1.5%

Most chance of a repeat C-section is at
Lake Norman 16.6% of all births
CMC-University 14.9% of all births
Presby-Main 14.2% of all births

Least chance of a repeat C-section is at

CMC-Pineville- 12.7%
CMC-Union Co. 12.9%
Presby-Huntersville 12.9%

I'm trying to get a link to the source document. But, this is astounding. I'm shocked that I was able to birth vaginally at Presby.


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Thanks for the stats. The truth is very shocking! I've had two vaginal births at Presby Main, which I am very grateful for!
Thanks for taking the time to post this! All I can say is ..WOW!

I'm lucky to have had 2 vaginal births at Presby Matthews but I'm really looking into a home-birth for *WHEN* we decide to have child #3. 3rd times a charm is what they say, right?! ;)
I wish I could have a homebirth but can't afford it. I will be having this baby at Gaston Memorial with a midwife. Alex was with a midwife also. They don't see any reason I should have any problems seeing that all mine were vaginal. I never had problems. Although I really know how my labor goes by now so they are going to have a hard time dealing with me. I know exactly how I want things to be and I won't deal with anyone telling me other wise. I don't know what the stats are for Gaston Mem. but I have already recieved a birthplan paper to fill out for the nurses and midwife and they seem really interested in the way I want things to be. We will see. They will love me I'm sure. I will probably end up labeled the difficult patient no one wants to deal with by the end of my stay.
Jenn--- Do you already have your midwife? If not, I believe the midwife I used last year has moved from her practice in Huntersville (with Dr. Peacock) to somewhere around Gaston Memorial. She was INCREDIBLE. Her name is Marcia Chiluck. She made my birth at Huntersville Presby the closest thing to a homebirth that you could have (and it was a VBAC to boot). I also have the most detailed birth plan that I will happily share with you--- I don't know how to link to this, though.

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