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.
2021 Birth Statistics
Total Births – 397
|OOH Births (Home & Birth Center)||135||39|
In 2021, Midwives of New Jersey had 397 total births. We had 53 total cesareans giving a total cesarean rate of 13%. 124 (36%) of the 337 clients who planned to deliver vaginally labored in the tub. 2 (.6%) of our clients required an episiotomy. 84 (18%) of our patients who planned to deliver vaginally required an epidural for pain management. 135 (39%) of all births occurred out of home. 29 (13.8%) of the 135 clients attempting an out-of-hospital birth were transferred to the hospital. Our rate of labor induction is 18%. When we induce labor, we are careful to go slowly, using finesse rather than muscle to coax a baby into the world vaginally. Of the 33 clients who attempted labor after cesarean, 22 (89.4%) had a successful VBAC.