OB Trends

Jeanne Novas MD Jeanne Novas, MD 

Have you noticed?

National data now show pregnancies and deliveries among women in their teens to early twenties are WAY down. This is thought to be due to social changes, IUDs, and better education on birth control.  We are delaying our pregnancies!

At the same time, 30-45 year old deliveries are WAY up – double the rate.  This results in a lot of high risk just due to age, increased obesity, and infertility as well – treated with in vitro fertilization.  This means a much higher cesarean section rate, complications, less successful use of midwives and natural childbirth, and more pitocin.

We at Novas, Dohr, Coll & Gadson Ob/Gyn Associates can definitely confirm this trend in our practice.  The overall delivery rate is very slightly down – the main change is delayed childbirth and increasing complications with good outcomes, thanks to good OB care. 

Make sure you’re getting good OB care!