Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2008 San Francisco Department of Vital Statistics for Birth

These are the official Mode of Delivery rates for San Francisco Hospitals in 2008.

The Categories are

Primary (first baby)
C/S (cesarean)
Repeat C/S (repeat cesarean)
Forceps
Vacuum
Spontaneous (natural vaginal birth)
VBAC (Vaginal Birth after C/S)

This is the percentage breakdown based on total births at that hospital.


This is public information.
Hospital
Primary Cesarean
Repeat Cesarean
Total Cesarean




CPMC
20.6%
10.3%
30.9%




Kaiser
24.2%
7.5%
31.7%




SF General Hospital
11.8%
8.8%
20.6%




St. Lukes
11.5%
9.0%
20.5%




UCSF
18.8%
8.2%
27%






Hospital
ForcepsVacuumSpontaneous



CPMC
1.8%7.6%58.5%



Kaiser
02.7%64.7



SF General Hospital
1.1%4.6%72.8%



St. Lukes
.4%3.4%75.7%



UCSF
4.3%3.1%64%




Hospital
VBAC





CPMC
1.3%





Kaiser
.9%





SF General Hospital
1.9%





St. Lukes
.1%





UCSF
1.7






2 Comments:

Sue said...

Thank you for this data and your blog. Is there a Web site that one can link to for this info? How did you get this info and do you know when 2009 data will become available? I couldn't find this info on the SFDPH Web site, but do have a query into the Office of Vital Records.

Thais of Spinach and Honey said...

Nancy Myrick (SF midwife) passed these numbers along to the Bay Area Homebirth Collective's Yahoo Group. She got them from Remy who works down at the San Francisco's Department of Vital Statistics. He also does birth certificates for our homebirth babies in SF. Again, anyone can call and ask for these statistics. I don't know if they are accessible through a web server.

Shocking the number of women having VBACs in hospitals. Better get out of the hospital if you REALLY want a VBAC. It seems everything is working against us in a hospital setting.

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