In 2019, there were around 3.75 million live births in the United States. Like many other developed countries, the birth rate in the U.S. has decreased over recent decades, in part due to young adults postponing having children and the use of contraception.
If a birth could possibly put the health of the mother or child at risk, it may be necessary to have a Cesarean delivery. Around 32 percent of all live births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section, while a further .5 percent are delivered by forceps, and 2.5 percent by vacuum extraction. Most births in the U.S. occur in hospitals where such procedures are commonplace, but expensive; however, 2.8 percent of all live births in Idaho in 2019 were home births.
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In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 29 most important statistics relating to "Births in the U.S.".