Thursday, December 19, 2013

Australia's mothers and babies 2011

The AIHW report, Australia's Mothers and Babies 2011, has been released today.  This and similar reports provide useful information about trends in maternity care across the nation.  The AIHW site has a large number of related publications.

From the report:

  • In 2011, there were 1,267 women who gave birth at home, representing 0.4 % of all women who gave birth. The highest proportions were in Victoria and Western Australia (0.8%) (Table 3.18). It is probable that not all homebirths are reported to the perinatal data collections.