A Tale of Two Births in CA

California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) with California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task force (CHART) analyzed four measures of maternity care — low-risk C-section rates, episiotomy rates, rates of exclusive breastfeeding before discharge, and VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) rates — and found wide variation in how hospitals performed. CHART used data provided by CMQCCs Maternal Data Center for this project.

This infographic illustrates how two first-time expectant mothers, each with a low-risk pregnancy, can have very different delivery experiences depending on the hospital.

Please visit CHCF's website in order to download this infographic and view the interactive map.