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Minister opens improved M4 Junction 32 in Cardiff
Transport Minister Edwina Hart has officially opened the new M4 Junction 32 Westbound to A470 Northbound dedicated lane.
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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 2003-04 to 28 per cent in 2012-13. An estimate of the national caesarean rate would include home and other births, making the Wales rate 27 per cent instead of 28 per cent (ONS 2012).
- There has been a trend over the past ten years towards shorter hospital stays for all types of delivery.
In 2012-13, of all hospital deliveries
- The percentage of older mothers (aged 45 years and over) having caesareans has increased over the past ten years, from 46 per cent in 2003-04 to 60 per cent.
- 37 per cent of mothers who had caesareans stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 65 per cent ten years ago. Only 11 per cent of mothers who had unassisted births stayed in hospital 4 or more days, compared to 13 per cent ten years ago.
- 23 per cent of all deliveries in Wales were induced, compared to 19 per cent in 2004-05 (earliest available data).
- The principal recorded complication of labour and delivery was perineal laceration, recorded in 35 per cent of deliveries.
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