Virginia no longer collects data on cesarean rates by provider.  Here are some tips from ICAN members and attendees on how to obtain this information.

  1. Ask your provider for their cesarean and VBAC rates.  Some providers already have this information available on their website or Facebook page.  You have the right to directly ask this question.
  2. If the provider does not know their current rates, you can ask "in the past 10 births, how many have been cesareans?  VBACS?"
  3. Research the hospital cesarean rate.  Leapfrog reports the cesarean rates and is a free resource you can access.  While this is not a provider rate, it does give an indictation of the hospital culture the provider works at.



About ICAN

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Learn More About ICAN