Updated C-section Rates for Tennessee Hospitals

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Are you curious about your local Tennessee hospital’s c-section rate?

From ObGyn Centre of Excellence in Chattanooga

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.

http://www.icanchattanooga.com/

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.

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3 thoughts on “Updated C-section Rates for Tennessee Hospitals

    Katie said:
    September 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Hi, I met you last night at the ICAN meeting. Did you say there was a place to find your actual doctor’s C-section rate? I have been looking and looking, but can’t seem to find it! Any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks! Katie B.

    lahancock responded:
    September 15, 2011 at 6:45 am

    No, no stats on specific doctors. I suggest asking your OB directly, or asking their medical staff. Hopefully they will let you know.

    Rachel Stanton Jimenez said:
    September 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    If your doctor won’t tell you his/her stats (or at least that of the practice, and if it’s the practice’s stats then ask if he/she thinks he’s higher or lower) and gives an answer like, “I only do them when medically necessary” that’s usually are red flag. Unless you’re comfortable with an increased chance of having your baby via major abdominal surgery, you might consider looking for a different care provider who will tell your their rates.

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