At one birth I attended over the weekend, I saw about five nurses, three OB-GYN doctors, and probably around 10 OB-GYN residents (i.e. Meredith Grey at the beginning of Grey’s Anatomy). It wasn’t until the end of the birth that something happened and I was FLOORED about how one resident did something totally tiny to include me as a part of the team.
We have many clients that ask us which hospital in the Seattle area is the best hospital to give birth at. While we have our personal opinions of hospitals, nurses, and doctors we’ve had great experiences with, we also love to see data that helps inform our recommendations, especially if you have a specific type of birth in mind. The Washington State Department of Health just released data on c-section and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC birth) rates for January 2022- June 2022.