Deliveries

In 2019, WomanCare delivered 711 babies out of the 1305 births delivered by Clark Memorial Hospital. Our Certified Nurse Midwives delivered 273 of those at Clark Memorial Hospital and 54 at the Tree of Life Birth Center.

C-Section Rates

Sometimes Cesarean section is necessary to avoid complications during labor and delivery. But natural birth is recommended whenever possible for the health of both mother and baby. WomanCare’s C-section rate for women receiving a C-section after having one previously for 2019 was 27% of total deliveries, with our Certified Nurse Midwives rate at 3%.

WomanCare Total C-Section Rate
27%
WomanCare Midwives Total C-Section Rate
3%
WomanCare Primary C-Section Rate
27%
WomanCare Midwives Primary C-Section Rate
3%

Induction Rates

Induction should only be performed for medical reasons or emergencies concerning mom and/or baby, and not for convenience. At WomanCare, labor induction is used to stimulate contractions before labor begins on its own and is performed when health risks are present for mom and/or baby. In 2019, WomanCare’s induction rate was 19% and our midwives’ rate was 17%.

WomanCare Induction Rate
19%
WomanCare Midwives Induction Rate
17%

Epidural Rate

At WomanCare, we’re making an effort to reduce the number of mothers who receive an epidural, as this pain relief method can increase the risk of several complications for mom and baby. WomanCare’s epidural rate in 2019 was down to 45% overall and only 32% for our midwives.

45%

WomanCare Epidural Rate

32%

WomanCare Midwives Epidural Rate

VBAC Success Rate

Natural, vaginal birth is still possible for moms who have previously had a c-section. Research shows that about 60% to 80% percent of women who attempt a trial of labor after cesarean have a successful vaginal delivery. In 2019, WomanCare’s VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) success rate was 71% overall — and 100% for our midwives!

71%

WomanCare VBAC Success Rate

100%

WomanCare Midwives VBAC Success Rate