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Next UCAN Birth Support Group Meeting 6/23/10 from 7 – 9 p.m.

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Wednesday, June 23rd from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

We will be discussing ways to prepare for natural childbirth including childbirth preparation methods and professional labor support (doulas). Bring a food item to share.  Visit www.BirthNaturally.org/ucanbirth.htm for more information.  Please RSVP through the contact info in the link.  Meetings are always free.

March of Dimes birth statistics

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I came across this information at the March of Dimes website.
Here is the data for Utah.
Data I thought was interesting:

  • The total c-section rate is 21.5% of all births (up 35% since 1996).
  • The vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rate is 18.7% (which means that 81.3% of women with prior c-sections have another c-section).
  • The c-section rate in Utah County is 18.6%.
  • The VBAC rate in Utah County is 24.4%.
  • The county with the highest VBAC rate is Iron County at 33.7%.

The county data can be accessed by using the top right menu (“Create Maps”).