july practice stats

july practice stats

  • On July 1, 2009

VOb by the Numbers, 10/20/08 to 6/31/09 (154 deliveries)

We believe that our minimally invasive and old fashioned approach to obstetrical care allows the vast majority of our patients an unhurried labor and a vaginal delivery. This trend is demonstrated most clearly by the following statistics: 6% c-section rate when scheduled s-sections excluded; 11% operative delivery rate (forceps), 86% version success rate, 100% vbac success rate.

Cesarean sections: 21%
• patients in labor: 6%
• scheduled*: 15%

Vaginal deliveries: 79%
• spontaneous: 64%
• forceps: 11%
• vbac**: 5%

Other statistics
• vbac success: 100%
• version success: 86%
• version rate: 9%
• routine episiotomies: 0%
• labor induction (medically necessary or elective) 16%
• deliveries by Dr. Mussalli or Dr. Worth: 98%

* scheduled cesarean sections for obstructing fibroids, prior uterine surgery, placenta previa, prior sacrum fracture, malpresentation, malpresenting twins or elective repeat.

** vbac includes 2 forcep deliveries