At the Midwives of New Jersey, we believe that providing our clients with diligent care, evidence-based options and education, and spending the time to create relationships built on trust equates to overall better birth outcomes. You will find that our birth statistics are much lower than national or state averages for maternal and newborn health.
2017 Birth Statistics
Total Births – 327
|Total Cesarean||35||327 births||10.7|
|Primary Cesarean||23||292 women who have never had a cesarean||7.9|
|Labored in Tub||184||318 women that planned to deliver vaginally||57.8|
|Waterbirth||100||292 completed vaginal births||34.2|
|Induction||26||318 women that planned to deliver vaginally||8.1|
|Epidural Total||49||318 women that planned to deliver vaginally||15.4|
|Epidural Vaginal||31||287 women planning to deliver vaginally and succeeded||10.8|
|Home Birth Transfer||6||71 women attempting home birth||8.4|
|VBAC||23||33 women attempting labor with a history of cesarean||70.0|
In 2017, Midwives of New Jersey had 327 total births. We had 35 total cesareans giving a total cesarean rate of 10.7%. Our primary cesarean rate was 7.9%. 184 (58%) of the 318 clients who planned to deliver vaginally labored in the tub. 100 (34%) of the 292 clients who delivered vaginally did so underwater. 26 (8%) of our patients who planned to deliver vaginally required an induction. 49 (15%) of our patients who planned to deliver vaginally required an epidural for pain management. 31 (10.8%) of our planned vaginal births required an epidural. 65 (20%) of all births occurred at home. 6 (8.4%) of the 71 clients attempting a home birth were transferred to the hospital. Of the 33 clients who attempted labor after cesarean, 23 (70%) had a successful VBAC.