Maternal Morbidity, by Method of Delivery

Notes: 1 Difference in rates between primary cesarean and VBAC is not statistically significant.
The birth certificate reporting area represented 90% of all U.S. births in 2013. ICU is intensive care unit.

Data Source: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics: Maternal Morbidity for Vaginal and Cesarean Deliveries, According to Previous Cesarean History: New Data From the Birth Certificate, 2013