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Village Obstetrics

Village Obstetrics

October 2009 Stats

VOb by the Numbers, 10/20/08 to 10/1/09 (274 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: 8% c-section rate when scheduled s-sections excluded; 13% operative delivery rate (forceps), 86% version success rate, 87% vbac success rate (one patient needed a cesarean hysterectomy for severe bleeding. Thankfully both mother and baby are safe and healthy.)

Cesarean sections: 21% rate overall
• patients in labor: 8% (excludes scheduled c/s)
• scheduled*: 14% (scheduled c/s as percent of all deliveries)

Vaginal deliveries: 89% rate overall
• spontaneous: 71%
• forceps: 13%
• twins: 2 patients
• vacuum: 1 patient
• vbac**: 16 patients

Other statistics
• vbac success: 87%
• cesarean hysterectomy-bleeding with attempted vbac: 1 patient
• twin vbac: 1 patient
• version success: 86%
• versions: 18 patients
• routine episiotomies: 0%
• labor induction (medically necessary or elective) 16%
• deliveries by Dr. Mussalli or Dr. Worth: 93%

* scheduled cesarean sections for obstructing fibroids, prior uterine surgery, placenta previa, prior sacrum fracture, malpresentation, malpresenting twins or elective repeat.
** vbac includes 3 forcep deliveries