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Deliveries

In 2021, WomanCare delivered a total of 847 babies, 389 of which that were delivered by our midwives. Out of those 847 births, 680 were delivered at Clark Memorial Hospital and the other 167 were delivered at the Tree of Life Family 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 total 2021 C-section rate was 22% of all births by WomanCare physicians and a 12% rate of Primary C-sections, with our Certified Nurse Midwives rate at 2%.

WomanCare Total C-Section Rate
22%
WomanCare Primary C-Section Rate
12%
WomanCare Midwives Total C-Section Rate
2%

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 2021, WomanCare’s induction rate was 27% and our midwives’ rate was 19.5% of hospital births.

WomanCare Induction Rate
27%
WomanCare Midwives Induction Rate
19.5%

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 2021 was 42% and 29% for our midwives.

42%

WomanCare Epidural Rate

29%

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 2021, WomanCare’s VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) success rate was 92.5% overall — and 100% for our midwives!

92.5%

WomanCare VBAC Success Rate

100%

WomanCare Midwives VBAC Success Rate