want to know what the world of birth around you looks like? Take a deeper look than your local birthing center or hospital. check out http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/index.asp?id=2 for state and county birthing trends, the c-section rate for the state is 32.5% only slightly below average. but when given a trial of labor the rate goes down to 11.6. Give your county a check up and see how it is doing. your hospital rate is important but so is your individual doctors rate, don’t be scared to check on that with your doctor!