Thirty-three of the 47 acute care hospitals in Maryland provide maternity and newborn services.  Maternity and newborn measures include information on the types of deliveries performed in Maryland hospitals. The Hospital Guide reports on quality ratings related to cesarean sections, as well as vaginal births after cesareans. Collecting and reporting data on maternity and newborn outcomes helps to ensure safer and healthier outcomes for both mothers and babies, and can also help women select the hospital best suited for their birthing needs.