In this group of over 300 women an almost 4-fold risk of having a first time c/section in a comparable group of low risk pregnant women exists when birth is "treated" as a medical problem. In order to respectfully and honestly share the information of my collaborative practice and quell the naysayers I am in the process of compiling data from more than 10 years. I hope to publish "The Experience of an OB-Midwife Collaborative Practice" using statistical analysis and an evidenced based approach this year.
What those of us with common sense and the powers of observation have known for a long time about low risk birthing will benefit from as much objective data as we can get. Patients deserve as much truthful information as they can get to make an informed choice. I look forward to sharing my findings with you and with them. Dr. F
Small Community Hospital Deliveries from 12/1/07 to 11/30/08
Practice Total / # / Rate
Doctor A 75 / 10 / 13.33%
Doctor B 37 / 4 / 10.80%
Doctor C 51 / 12 / 23.50%
Doctor D 20 / 5 / 25.00%
Doctor E 14 / 3 / 21.40%
TWP 124 / 6 / 4.84%(Dr.F & midwives)
Other Large Group Total:
MDs A-D 183 / 33 / 16.9%
Deliveries and c/sections performed at a hospital that cares for almost exclusively low risk patients.