Women want to have a good birth, in which both they and the baby are healthy and happy at the end. For most women, the optimal birth outcome is a spontaneous vaginal birth (SVB), one without forceps or a vacuum. Some women may be surprised to learn that the hospital where they give birth has a significant effect on the kind of birth they will have.
Rebecca R. S. Clark, PhD, MSN, RN, CNM, WHNP-BC
Dec. 1, 2020