Giving Birth in Central 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 area Hospitals
Are you giving birth in Lexington, Kentucky or another part of Central 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 2019 hospital childbirth statistics for those of you giving birth in hospitals in the Central Kentucky and 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! We offer online childbirth classes, and we have some great Evidence Based Birth® childbirth class educators right here in the Lexington area!
Dr. Rebecca Dekker
Founder and CEO of Evidence Based Birth®
Resident of Lexington, Kentucky
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and Central Kentucky Parents
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.
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. The events in this book mostly took place in the Lexington, Kentucky area— with some of the birth stories happening in Central Kentucky’s major hospitals! If you want an insider’s view of what needs to be improved in our maternity care system, don’t miss out on reading this book! At the end, Dr. Dekker gives you her direct contact information.
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.