Charlotte Cesarean Rates
Current cesarean rates for local hospitals and birth centers in the Charlotte Area. This data was collected for the 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte 23.9%
Carolinas Healthcare System - Pineville 16.6%
Carolinas Healthcare System - NorthEast (Concord) 24.9%
Carolinas Healthcare System - Union (Monroe) 19.2%
Carolinas Healthcare System - University 24.9%
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center - Charlotte 29.6%
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center - Matthews 21.7%
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center - 22.4%
Stanly Regional Medical Center – Albemarle 19.7%
Piedmont Medical Center – Rockhill, SC 27.9%
Natural Beginnings Birth Center – Statesville 2% (Aug 2014-July 2015), 3% (Aug 2011-July 2015)
Natural Beginnings Hospital Births at Davis Regional - 7%,
Natural Beginnings VBAC success rate - 87% (Data provided by Natural Beginnings)
Baby and Co. Birth Center – Charlotte 6% (Data provided by Baby and Co.)
Overall, birth centers have a much lower cesarean rate. The National Birth Center Study II looked at the outcome of more than 15,000 births at 79 birth centers in the U.S. and found a C-section rate of 6%.
Choosing a birth location that supports your needs and desires as well as a knowledgeable and supportive primary care provider is one of the most important decisions you can make that will affect the choices that you have in labor and the outcome of your birth. Look for a doctor or midwife who is willing to have an open, honest, and respectful dialogue about evidence-based options during labor and birth and explains the risks and benefits of each.
When considering an intervention use the B.R.A.I.N. acronym:
What are the BENEFITS to this procedure?
What are the RISKS?
What are the ALTERNATIVES or options?
What are your INSTICTS telling you?
What if we do NOTHING right now? Is there harm in delaying the procedure?
AND MOST OF ALL….
Hire a DOULA to support you during labor and birth. Evidence indicates that there is a “28% decrease in the risk of C-section” when women have continuous labor support from a doula. You can read more about The Evidence for Doulas here: http://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/