The goal of Birth by the Numbers is to present accurate, up-to-date information on childbirth practices and outcomes in the United States and internationally. We strive to make timely data accessible and understandable to key audiences including prospective parents, clinicians, childbirth educators, college faculty and students, policymakers and the media. This non-commercial site focuses on translating a wide range of existing data into forms that anyone can use to better understand how childbirth is currently practiced and experienced.
Annette Lee is the newest Birth by the Numbers research fellow for 2020. She is currently an MPH student studying to hopefully one day become a maternal and child health epidemiologist. In her free time, she enjoys watching true crime mysteries and biking by the Charles River.