november 2009 stats

  • On December 3, 2009

VOb by the Numbers, 10/20/08 to 11/30/09 (345 new or growing families)

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. We have posted our practice statistics below and update them monthly.

Total VOb Deliveries: n=345

Cesarean sections: n=81 (23% overall)
• patients in labor: n=28 (10% of patients in labor — excludes scheduled c/s)
• scheduled*: n=53 (15% of all deliveries)

Vaginal deliveries: n=264 (77% rate overall)
• spontaneous: n=223 (76% of patients in labor/induction)
• forceps: n=40 (14% of patients in labor/induction)
• vacuum: n=1

Other statistics
• twins: 16 patients (vbac x 1, svd x 3, labor c/s x 2, scheduled c/s x 10)
• vbac success**: 22/25 = 88%
• version success: 21/24 = 88%
• cesarean hysterectomy-bleeding with attempted vbac: 1 patient
• routine episiotomies: 0%
• deliveries by Dr. Mussalli or Dr. Worth: 93%

Notes:
* scheduled cesarean sections for obstructing fibroids, prior uterine surgery, placenta previa, prior sacrum fracture, malpresentation, malpresenting twins, elective repeat, or patient request.
** vbac includes 7 forcep deliveries and 1 twin delivery