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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.


Featured Fellow

Ruby Barnard-Mayers is a stellar fellow who works as a research assistant examining the efficacy of the HPV vaccine in people living with HIV. Most recently she presented at the 2019 APHA conference about knowledge dissemination regarding cesarean section decision making. In her free time, she enjoys bike riding and will be starting a PhD in Epidemiology this fall.