Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Some hospitals more likely to recommend C-section
They checked out childbirths at 1,300 hospitals in 46 states. The likelihood of C-Section varied between 19% and 48%.
In other words, a woman could walk into one hospital and stand an 11% chance of surgery and that same woman in another hospital could have a more than one in three chance of a section.
You may know your doctor, but you probably don't know your hospital's take on C-sections. You need to ask.
I remember my pre-delivery classes--they joked that if you didn't read the chapter n C-sections, you would end up with one.
I didn't read it--and I did.
But I also had huge fibroids--the baby could never have gotten out. They apologized for not seeing those on the sonogram.