Overview

A newborn baby's health can be a key determinant of their health and wellbeing throughout life. Factors such as physical health, social wellbeing and exposure to harmful behaviours can influence health outcomes for both mothers and babies.

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Latest findings

Around 31% of models have continuity of carer across the whole maternity period; 37% have no continuity of carer

Around 61% of models are targeted at specific groups of women

Birth rate is falling (from 64 per 1,000 women in 2010 to 56 per 1,000 in 2020)

There were 10.1 perinatal deaths for every 1,000 births in 2020

2 in 7 mothers aged 35 or over were giving birth for the first-time

More than half (55%) of mothers aged 40 and over gave birth by caesarean section

More reports and statistics on mothers & babies can be found under Children & youth and Men & women.