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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 early 2000s.
- The proportion of hospital deliveries by caesarean section rose from 24 per cent in 2004-05 to 27 per cent in 2013-14. An estimate of the national caesarean rate would include home and other births, making the Wales rate 26 per cent instead of 27 per cent (ONS 2012).
- There has been a trend over the past ten years towards shorter hospital stays for all types of delivery.
In 2013-14, of all hospital deliveries
- The percentage of older mothers (aged 45 years and over) having caesareans has increased over the past ten years, from 44 per cent in 2004-05 to 57 per cent.
- 35 per cent of mothers who had caesareans stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 60 per cent ten years ago. Only 11 per cent of mothers who had unassisted births stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 12 per cent ten years ago.
- 24 per cent of all deliveries in Wales were induced, compared to 19 per cent in 2004-05.
- The principal recorded complication of labour and delivery was perineal laceration, recorded in 37 per cent of deliveries.
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