The location and caregiver you choose will have a major role in the outcome of your birth. In fact this may be one of the most pivotal prenatal decisions that you will make.
The World Health Organization proposes a cesarean section rate that does not exceed 15%.
Below are the most recently published (2014) cesarean section rates for Tampa Bay hospitals.
This information comes from cesareanrates.com, which compiles the most current data available from state departments of health, and state hospital associations.
41.3% Florida Hospital, Tampa
40.7% St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, Tampa
38.4% Brandon Regional Hospital
37.5% Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor
36.6% Medical Center of Trinity
35.9% Bay Front Baby Place, St. Petersburg
34.9% Florida Hospital, Tarpon Springs
33.6% Tampa General Hospital
32.6% St. Joseph’s Hospital North, Tampa
31.6% St Petersburg General
28.1% Florida Hospital, Wesley Chapel
26.9% Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater
And for a bigger view:
32.2% National average cesarean section rate
38.8% Florida average cesarean section rate
There are many things to consider when choosing your hospital and care provider, and we’ve put together a helpful list for you here.