CMQCC Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans


The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative’s (CMQCC) 2016 Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans is designed to educate and motivate maternity clinicians to apply best practices for supporting vaginal birth. Cesarean births among low-risk, first-time mothers have been the largest contributor to the recent rise in cesarean rates, and accounts for the greatest variation in cesarean rates between hospitals. 

The Toolkit contains key strategies and resources to:

  • Improve the Culture of Care, Awareness, and Education for Cesarean Reduction
  • Support Intended Vaginal Birth
  • Manage Labor Abnormalities and Safely Reduce Cesarean Births
  • Use Data to Drive Reduction in Cesareans

The toolkit is available to download after completing a brief survey.