What We Do

Our growing organization is comprised of regional and national leaders in multiple industries. We are building capacity for quality improvement and transparency to fulfill our mission of continuously improving maternal health care in the United States. In addition to contributing time and expertise to maternity care and data transparency efforts in various regions of the U.S., we are overseeing the administration and development of two key programs. Do you have a project that our organization can help you implement? We're here to help.



Originally launched as CesareanRates.com on February 9, 2012, the site was renamed CesareanRates.org on April 20, 2018, with a goal of providing educational information for clinicians and hospital leaders on cesarean birth rates, measurement and reporting, dashboards of progress toward meeting national goals, as well as serving as a resource of actionable information for consumers to use selecting a hospital.

Phase I (September 2018): Using a special report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our organization published state dashboards with information on maternal morbidity characteristics of labor and delivery not currently accessible in CDC WONDER. This program launched in partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. Read press release

Phase II (Pending fundraising): Research and publication of updated hospital-level cesarean rates, VBAC rates and additional maternity care data. You can help! Sign up to volunteer or donate to the foundation.


Hospital and Provider Outreach

Our organization received a grant from California Health Care Foundation to administer an outreach program to California hospitals and providers from October 2018 through May 2019.


Consulting and Advocacy 

The Maternal Safety Foundation's staff and board members are engaged in professional service in Arkansas and throughout the country. Learn more about our staff and directors.


Maternal Centers of Excellence

This program is under development. Please contact us to learn more.