Tuesday, September 20, 2011
BIRTH STATISTICS FROM ONE NEW YORK HOSPITAL
NY Presbyterian Hospital-- New York Weill Cornell Center
39.6 % of all births are c-section (37.2% are first time c-sections)
96.4% of vaginal births include epidural
79.7% of babies are given formula in the hospital
And here's more! "Forceps or rather vacuum extractions on the rise to the point they have created a 'cooling cap' for the babies to wear because of all the damage to the skull/brain. High epidurals gives the mother less feeling and the higher opportunity to get baby out by cutting." Thanks to Judith Halek for this info.
As a doula, there is no way I would serve a woman who chooses to give birth in such an environment. Severe birth trauma is almost assured.