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UNT Nurse-Midwives Success With Cesarean


Fort Worth, Texas - UNT Health Nurse-Midwives announced that their practices Cesarean Section rate for the year of 2009 was 11.7%.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that developed countries maintain a c-section rate less than 15% for optimal outcomes for mothers and babies. The United States national Cesarean section rate has risen dramatically over the last decade with reported rates for 2007 of over 30%.

In 2006 The Texas Health Care Information Collection analyzed data from Texas hospital inpatient discharge records and provided average hospital cesarean rates. In the Dallas Fort Worth area, in 2006, Cesarean Section rates ranged from 12-30% of each hospitalís deliveries. Harris Methodistís Cesarean rate was reported at just under 19%.

The UNT Nurse-Midwives group is located in Fort Worth, Texas and serves patients at three locations. They believe that every woman is entitled to comprehensive, community-oriented health care in a setting that supports cultural variations and fosters the dignity of each individual. They view the components of healthcare to include the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of the individual. Pregnancy and childbirth are viewed as normal life processes and every woman should be allowed to actively participate in the decision-making and planning of her care.


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