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Latest Birth Statistics for the Illawarra


Latest Birth Statistics for the Illawarra

Amelia Coleman

NSW Health has released the latest Mother and Baby report for births in NSW between January 1 2015-31 December 2015.  To read the full report click here.

The report provides an interesting snapshot of what its like to give birth in the Illawarra.

Wollongong refers to Wollongong Public Hospital and Figtree Private is now Wollongong Private.

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Interesting fact #1 - In total there were 4507 babies born in the Illawarra in 2015


Location of birth

Vaginal Birth (no forceps)


Interesting fact #2 - The most common weight range for babies born here was between 3kg-3.49kg. But there were 52 babies that weighed more than 4.5kg!


Induction and augmetation of labour rate

Use of forceps and vacuum extraction (instrumental delivery)


Caesarean rate

Birth options wollongong

Interesting fact #3 - The most common gestational age at birth was between 37-41 weeks (90.4%)

There were 35 babies born before 28 weeks and 17 babies born after 42 weeks


Epidural Use


Intact Perineum (no tears or episiotomy)


Interesting fact #4 - The average maternal age was between 30-34.
There were 7 women over 45 that had babies.

Episiotomy Rate


Vaginal birth after previous caesarean


Average length of stay in days


Is your 2015 birth reflected in the above statistics?



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