This report is an online presentation of the 12 National Core Maternity Indicators currently reported. The indicators provide the most recent data available and assist in the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of patient care.
Antenatal period indicators
Labour and birth indicators – selected women
Selected women include those giving birth for the first time, between 20 and 34 years of age, whose baby’s gestational age at birth was between 37 and 40 completed weeks, and was a singleton baby in the vertex presentation. Comparison of ‘selected’ groups of women allows for an indication of standard practice. Selected women, for these indicators, refers to a cohort of mothers who are expected to have reduced labour complications and better birth outcomes.