MOV Birth Statistics

The following is a list of birth & c-section rates in the Mid Ohio Valley.*

Marlene Waechter, CPM
500+ Total Births
3% C-Section Rate
97% Vaginal
90% - VBAC
8% - Hospital Transfer
0.2% - Perinatal Mortality
0% - Maternal Mortality
1.8% - Premature Births
99.7% - Breastfeeding Initiation (99.5% continue for 4+ mnths)

Marietta Memorial - Marietta, OH
614 Total Births - 2005
24% C-Section Rate
461 Vaginal - 75%
6 VBAC - 1%
69 Primary C-section - 11%
78 Repeat C-section - 13%

St. Joeseph's - Parkersburg, WV
344 Total Births - 2005
22% C-Section Rate
262 Vaginal - 76%
6 VBAC - 2%
50 Primary C-section - 14.5%
26 Repeat C-section - 7.5%

Camden Clark - Parkersburg, WV
1266 Total Births - 2005
28% C-Section Rate
897 Vaginal - 71%
5 VBAC - 0.3%
186 Primary C-section - 15%
178 Repeat C-section - 14%

Obleness - Athens, OH
633 Total Births - 2008
36% C-Section Rate (+6% from 2005)
406 Vaginal - 64%
0 VBAC (2005 report shows no VBAC's attempted, no info on 2008)
126 Primary C-section - 20% (+1% from 2005)
101 Repeat C-section - 16% (+5% from 2005)

WomenCare Birth Center - Hurricane, WV
Total Births -
C-Section Rate
Vaginal -
Primary C-section -
Repeat C-section -

CAMC W&C - Charleston, WV
3098 Total Births - 2005
42% C-Section Rate
1789 Vaginal - 58%
11 VBAC - .3%
855 Primary C-section - 28%
443 Repeat C-section - 14%

http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/hsc/pubs/vital05/vs_22.htm

*Our c-section rate is very high in this area (as is in the rest of the country). Please note, simply because the percentage is lower, doesn't necessarily mean the hospital is more "birth friendly." You must take into consideration the amount of births that occur in that hospital all together. You must also consider these are only statistics, and your experience will be based on your education, care provider, nurses on staff, and any other labor assistance that may be available to you. Do your own research, get input from people in the area, and create a birth plan that will be placed in your file. Take a hospital tour of any hospitals that you're interested in, and research the pros and cons. Your location choice will have just as much impact on your birth as your care provider. This is updated as often as possible and reflects the most recent data I've been able to obtain; the year of data collection is noted in the total births section for each hospital.