If you are pregnant or know anyone who is or has a baby in the last three years, please steer them in the direction of this site: The Birth Survey.
It was developed by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. They “believe that women of childbearing age must have access to information that will help them choose maternity care providers and institutions that are most compatible with their own philosophies and needs. We hope that the Transparency in Maternity Care Project will provide information that will help women make fully informed maternity care decisions.”
The Survey has been gathering information from women about their birthing experiences are hoping to have some stats available in 2010.
My guess is that this survey will be great for midwives. From what I know, mostly anecdotally, women who birth with midwives are very happy with their caregiver experience. I can’t wait to read about the results! : )