Giving Birth in Kentucky

Kentucky averages about 56,000 births a year, per public records. A sizeable portion of those births occur in a handful of Lexington-area hospitals.

Giving Birth in Lexington

Are you giving birth in Lexington, Kentucky? It’s important for you to be aware of the basic quality statistics of our local hospitals!

In 2017, I realized that it was impossible to get current statistics on hospitals that provide maternity care in the Lexington, Kentucky region. The last data published by the state came from the year 2012.

LeapFrog is a national group that asks all hospitals to provide Cesarean rates voluntarily– but most hospitals in our area declined to participate. So I reached out to a data analyst at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. This Cabinet receives all hospital discharge data from every hospital in the state. She kindly pulled all the numbers for me so that I could crunch them myself.

I compiled those 2018 hospital childbirth statistics for hospitals in the Lexington, Kentucky area. I’ve included that handout below as a free resource for our community. 

Also, please take note of the additional resources that will help you as a parent in Lexington, Kentucky as you plan your birth! 


Dr. Rebecca Dekker

Free Handout

To download a free handout of this PDF sharing Lexington Hospital Statistics, just click on the button below! Feel free to print and share this PDF with anyone you like. Please do not post the PDF itself anywhere online.

Want to take a Childbirth Class with us?

Did you know the internationally acclaimed organization Evidence Based Birth® has its roots right here in the Bluegrass? We have Instructors teaching this world-class material right here in Central Kentucky – both our professional seminars and parent offerings.

Not seeing a class on the schedule that suits your due date? Just email and write ‘Lexington’ in the subject line of your inquiry!

Don’t you wish you could take a Childbirth Class that includes…

  • Mentorship from an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

  • Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills

  • Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together

  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

  • BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor

  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to get prizes at the end!

Free Resources from Evidence Based Birth® for Lexington, Kentucky Parents

Free Podcast

In the Evidence Based Birth® podcast, we cover the research evidence on hot topics about pregnancy and childbirth! Our mission is to raise the quality of childbirth care globally, by putting accurate, evidence based research into the hands of families and communities, so they can make informed, empowered choices.

Bestselling Book

Embark on a journey with Rebecca as she exposes the stark realities of institutional care during childbirth and reveals inspirational solutions for parents and professionals alike.

Groundbreaking Class

The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is now available in over 50 communities across the U.S. – including Lexington, Kentucky! We developed this class with the input of today’s expecting parents, blending the convenience of online learning and personalized hand-on sessions with a dedicated EBB Instructor and mentor.

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