Research & Statistics

A 10‐Year Population‐Based Study of Uterine Rupture Shows Risks of VBAC to Mom and Baby are Low

November 5, 2011

Obstetrics and Gynecology released this 10 year population based study of uterine rupture in October 2002. Objective To review the incidence, associated factors, methods of diagnosis, and maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with uterine rupture in one Canadian province. Methods Using a perinatal database, all cases of uterine rupture in the province of […]

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Risk for Mother: Higher With Cesarean Birth?

October 26, 2011

I was reading this story and came across more information about cesarean sections. Natural birth advocates talk about the number of surgical births being too high, but what does that mean? Why do we care? To quote from this article: “C-section or caesarean section risks are roughly fewer than 1 in 2,500, significantly more than […]

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Home Birth is NOT 3 Times More Dangerous Than Hospital Birth

October 26, 2011

I have recently read people saying “Home birth is 3 times more dangerous than hospital birth” and “You will only birth at home if you do not care if your baby lives or dies”. Wow. If home birth is that much more dangerous than birthing in the hospital, that needs to be taken seriously! If […]

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Breech Birth Statistics

September 6, 2011

This article by Richard Fischer, M.D. gives eye opening and reliable information about breech births. Types of Breeches Frank breech (50-70%) – Hips flexed, knees extended (pike position) Complete breech (5-10%) – Hips flexed, knees flexed (cannonball position) Footling or incomplete (10-30%) – One or both hips extended, foot presenting Percent of Breech Babies Breech […]

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Uterine Rupture: A Look At 20 Peer-Reviewed Publications

September 6, 2011

*Edited to add:  While I emphasized this many times throughout the post, it has been brought to my attention that others are sharing this as a VBAC only post/percentage. I want to clarify that .07% is for all pregnant women, including no previous scarring, scarred from any trauma, VBAC and anomalies (.012 when only non […]

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