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Delivery Method

Mode of delivery, including vaginal births and Cesarean births, can highlight important clinical practice patterns in perinatal health. PeriStats provides multiple indicators that can be used to assess trends in vaginal and Cesarean delivery methods. It also provides trends in vaginal deliveries to women who had a Cesarean birth (VBAC) in a prior pregnancy, primary Cesarean births, which are Cesarean births performed on women who have never had a Cesarean birth and low risk Cesarean births, when the baby is a single infant, is positioned head-first and the mother is full-term (at least 37 weeks), and has not given birth prior.

Last updated: January 2022