North Adams Regional Hospital in Vermont has achieved…
- an average of 18% C-section birth rate
- better-than-average prenatal care (9 or more prenatal visits)
- about 10% primary C-section rate
- 7% repeat C-section rate
“I think what is being reflected in our numbers is that we are taking a more ‘midwifery’ approach with our practice then before,” Robin Rivinus, a certified nurse midwife with Northern Berkshire Obstetrics & Gynecology at the hospital, said last week. “It means that we do fewer unnecessary interventions — inductions, Cesarean sections, episiotomies. We treat childbirth as the normal, natural thing that it is. We only step in when it’s medically necessary, which is much better for both the mother and the baby.”
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