Our Statistics

Average Number of Births per Month 2022: 16

Transfer in Labor Rate 2022: 16%

C-section Rate 2022: 10%
(Healthy People Target 2020: 23.9% or less)

Exclusively Breastmilk-Fed Infants 2022:
Before discharge from the birth center: 96%
(Healthy People 2020 Target: 81.9% or more)

Biggest Baby: 12lbs. 2oz boy (July 2003)

Record Births in 24 Hours: 6 (2017)

Episiotomies in the Past 5 Years:
2018 – 0
2019 – 0
2020 – 0
2021 – 0
2022- 0

Record Births in 1 month: 29 (Feb 2014)

Record Clients Due in 1 month: 44 (March 2014)

Leap Year Babies: 2/29/04; 2/29/16

Valentine’s Day Record: 2 baby girls were born! 2/14/16

Father’s Day Record: 2 boys and 1 girl were born! 6/18/17

Labor Day Record: 1 boy and 2 girls were born! 9/6/21

Our Achievements

2019: San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition “Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace” Special Recognition Award

2014-2021 American College of Nurse-Midwives Best Practices Triple Aim Achievement recognizes practices which meet the Institute for healthcare Improvement “Triple Aim” of Improving the patient experience, reducing cost of care, and improving the health of populations. This is demonstrated by high breastfeeding rates, low preterm birth and cesarean rates, and reporting fiscal variables. National Best Practice 2021 Best Start Birth Center

2012-2014 Best Start participated in the Strong Start Study which showed significant improvement in health compared to other prenatal care clinics.

2007: Center for Disease Control’s PINC Survey of Maternity Care Practices and Infant Feeding: Over 2,500 facilities participated. The composite score for the birth center was 98 out of a possible high score of 100. We placed in the 99th percentile for facilities in the Nation and State of California having less than 250 births per year. This means that we are performing better than 99% of all of these facilities. Best Start Birth Center is able to achieve this stellar rank simply by having the staff and environment that supports normal birth and postpartum behaviors for the mother, baby, and family. All we do is respect the mom and her baby and trust them to be healthy and behave in ways to promote their own health. If hospitals could do the same, outcomes in the US would improve across the board.

Birth Center Safety

Your safety is our priority. For low-risk women, giving birth at a birth center under the care of midwives is shown to be safe.