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- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on deliveries by caesarean section and induced births.
- Around 6 in 10 deliveries are unassisted, a proportion which has fallen slightly since the mid 2000s.
- The proportion of hospital deliveries by caesarean section fluctuated between 26 and 28 per cent over the past 10 years, standing at 26 per cent in 2014-15. An estimate of the national caesarean rate would include home and other births, making the Wales rate 25 per cent instead of 26 per cent (NCCHD 2014).
- There has been a trend over the past ten years towards shorter hospital stays for all types of delivery.
In 2014-15, of all hospital deliveries
- The percentage of older mothers (aged 45 years and over) having caesareans has decreased over the last ten years, from 67 per cent in 2005-06 to 58 per cent.
- 36 per cent of mothers who had caesareans stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 52 per cent ten years ago. (only) 12 per cent of mothers who had unassisted births stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 11 per cent ten years ago.
- 25 per cent of all deliveries in Wales were induced, compared to 19 per cent in 2005-06.
- The principal recorded complication of labour and delivery was perineal laceration, recorded in 38 per cent of deliveries.
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