Are you curious about your local Tennessee hospital’s c-section rate?
Check out this link: http://health.state.tn.us/PublicJARS/Default.aspx
Select Individual Facility Report, find your local hospital and check out the report. Under Schedule D, under section “I,” it lists the number of non-section births and c-section births. You can do the math.
How does Chattanooga fair?
Erlanger Medical Center Downtown still has the highest c-section rate at 39%.
Erlanger East and Parkridge East Hospitals are both around 33%.
So think of it this way. If you have three pregnant friends delivering in any of Chattanooga’s hospitals, the odds are one of them will have a c-section.
To help improve your odds of having a vaginal birth come to an ICAN of Chattanooga meeting.
The next meeting is on September 13th, 6:30 pm at Pasha’s Coffee & Tea in St. Elmo. The next meeting is all about VBAC’s, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. Women are encouraged to attend whether they’ve had a c-section, vaginal birth, hopeful to get pregnant or any other combination.