Data including antenatal care, care at delivery and outcomes for babies.

The data source is in its infancy and as a result these statistics are marked as ‘Experimental’.

Key points

  • There were 28,361 deliveries in Welsh maternity units in 2017-18 which could be matched to initial assessment records.

Of these pregnancies:

  • 28% had the characteristics of a ‘healthy birth’
  • 67% had their antenatal initial assessment before 10 weeks of gestation
  • 28,729 births occurred, of which 28,594 (or 99.5%) were live births.

Of the 28,729 births:

  • 2.5% (724 births) were multiple births (twins, triplets or higher order)
  • 27% were born by Caesarean section
  • 61% of mothers intended to breastfeed their babies at birth (6 health boards).

Reports

Maternity statistics, April 2017 to March 2018 (experimental statistics)
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Maternity statistics, April 2017 to March 2018: tables
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Contact

Craig Thomas

Tel: 0300 025 1646

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099