Sunday, September 07, 2014

Unassisted Childbirth Statistics



As many of you know, I have been collecting statistics from women who have given birth unassisted, at home without the aid of a doctor or midwife.  These statistics were collected from 2004 to 2009. 

Number of Total Births =  264
Average #weeks gestation at time of birth =   40.35

Distribution:
35 weeks      .49%
36 weeks    1.99%
37 weeks    2.96%
38 weeks    5.47%
39 weeks  15.42%
40 weeks  34.82%
41 weeks  19.40%
42 weeks    5.97%
43 weeks    7.96%
44 weeks    1.49%
Unknown    3.96%

Lowest Birth Weight  5 lb 7 oz
Highest Birth Weight  12 lb 0 oz
Received Medical Prenatal Care   53.23 %   Average # prenatal visits   4.63
Performed Own Prenetal Care      46.76 %
Low Risk     High Risk      Moderate Risk
  54.22%        18.40%           27.36%
Transported To Hospital    8.45 %     Before Birth  After Birth
                                                               4.97%              3.48%
C-sections required  .99% (2 out of 264) This is less than 1%
Hospital C-section rate averages 22 to 25%
Had Newborn Examined By Doctor After Birth     44.27 %

Newborn Complications requiring emergency transport   0.00%

Infant Mortality  0.00%
Average Age of Mother   28.63
Youngest Mother  19
Oldest Mother  42
Attempted/Failed UC   .99 % 



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