Fascinating Facts

MATERNAL HEALTH FAST FACTS

(United States, 2016)

Live births: 3,945,875

Hospital births: 3,883,255 (98.4%)

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF LABOR 

Epidural or spinal anesthesia during labor 2,901,486 (73.5%) 

Induction of labor 967,811 (24.5%)

Augmentation of labor 826,783 (21.0%)

Steroids (glucocorticoids) for fetal lung maturation 93,931 (2.4%)

Antibiotics received by mother during labor 976,049 (24.7%)

Clinical chorioamnionitis during labor 60,505 (1.5%)

 

FINAL METHOD OF BIRTH

Vaginal, spontaneous 2,562,527 (65% of 3,945,875)

Vaginal, forceps 21,674 (0.5% of 3,945,875)

Vaginal, vacuum 100,602 (2.6% of 3,945,875)

Cesarean 1,258,581 (31.9% of 3,945,875)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean 75,244 (12.4% of 601,788) 

 

FETAL PRESENTATION

Cephalic (Head-down) 3,719,121 (94.8% of 3,945,875)

Breech 152,519 (3.9% of 3,945,875)

Other Fetal Presentation 51,444 (1.3% of 3,945,875)

https://www.cesareanrates.org/maternal-health-fast-facts/