Are you Pregnant?
Do you know where you are planning on birthing your baby?
Do you know what their c-section rates are?
Do you know what your care providers c-section rates are?
Is your care provider supportive of VBAC’s (vaginal birth after cesarean?

These are all questions that should be answered before you begin a relationship (or very early in on) with the care provider of your choice. The last published c-section rates for Georgia were for Jan- Dec 2010. In January 27, 2012 The Georgia Hospital Association confirmed via Twitter that the DRGs (Diagnosis-Related Groups) for vaginal birth and cesarean delivery are no longer available on their site. If we want the information, we must ask for it. Below are the last published c-section rates that were made available for the state of Georgia. How does your hospital stack up?

 

cesarean sections rates for Atlanta Georgia hospitals

Here are a few more sites with great info about c-sections and maternal health:
http://www.marchofdimes.com/peristats/Peristats.aspx
http://www.health.state.ga.us/