Pregnancy & Birth in the U.S.
All women deserve maternity care that is consistent with the best available research on safety and effectiveness and that supports the natural processes … More
Before choosing a care provider and place of birth (the two usually go hand in hand), it is helpful to understand the two … More
In the United States, most births occur in hospitals, with physicians, mainly obstetricians, attending. In 2012, 98.6% of all births took place in hospitals, … More
In the United States today, about one in three women gives birth by cesarean section. In some situations, including when the baby is … More
Looking to learn more about your birth options or about childbirth in the United States? Many excellent films, available for purchase or streaming, … More
Pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy processes for most women, the vast majority of whom have healthy pregnancies and babies. But when was … More