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Based on national data comparing 50 states and the District of Columbia, Indiana ranks…

22nd in preterm births* (9.7%)
* less than 37 completed weeks gestation

29th in low birth weight* (7.9%)
* less than 2,500 grams

29th in deliveries via cesarean section (30%)

39th on 1st trimester entry into prenatal care (63.3%)

In the bottom 20% of states with an infant mortality rate (7.1 per 1000 births) well above the national average (5.9)

36th in percent of babies who are ever breastfed (70.5%)

Indiana received a grade of C on the March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Cards

Overall State Health Ranking: 38th


IPN Resources

Click here to review six tips aimed at helping pregnant women have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby

Click here to access a chart detailing Indiana's performance across ten perinatal health indicators.

Click here for a list of tips to help pregnant women stop smoking.

Press Release- Indiana ranks seventh in the nation for tobacco use during pregnancy, August 5, 2009

Role of IPN

For the past decade, the Indiana Perinatal Network has been dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies in our state. We welcome requests to share information with your audience and can provide data, tips and helpful information on a variety of perinatal issues in Indiana.

For additional information, contact us by phone 866.338.0825 or email

Contact Us

Indiana Perinatal Network
1991 E. 56th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Phone: 866.338.0825
Email Us