Friday, 16 March 2012

Check out the new cesareanrates.com

While I've been busy being a blog-derelict, Jill over at the Unnecesarean has been busy starting an entirely new site to document and publicize cesarean rates in the U.S. It includes cesarean rates by state, and within each state by hospital (when they are available). It also has the most recent information available on VBAC bans (via ICAN). This is a really exciting project and I hope it will help place more pressure on states that do not make their rates regularly and publicly available. You can do your part (and learn very interesting facts about your local hospitals!) by visiting the site and - if you're not finding the information you need - use the contact info provided to let your state officials know that you would like cesarean rates documented. You can also submit pictures of your local hospitals to be included in the slide show on the first page!

Click here to check it out: