statistics in OB-GYN

Maternal mortality statisticsData collection methods are improving but still a challenge.
Have curves for spontaneous labor really changed?Rates of cesarean delivery have risen, and with them, interest in determining what influence—if any—progress and management of labor have on the uptick. A retrospective chart review presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: The Pregnancy Meeting suggests that labor curves are unchanged and a better understanding of labor management is needed to reverse the cesarean trend.