All % data provided here is for 2014 and has been calculated by 'bump2babe: The Consumer Guide to Maternity Services in Ireland'. Maternity units provided bump2babe with numbers of mothers or babies for the various categories and we calculated the percentage rates. In some instances, numbers of mothers were provided when we needed numbers of babies or vice versa and this could lead to discrepancies of maximum 2%. Blank spaces indicate no data was provided by the maternity unit.
We are not responsible for any inaccuracies in the figures given to bump2babe. The guide has highlighted and raised concerns about differences in data recording and reporting abilities in the 19 maternity units and 2 midwifery-led units in Ireland. The roll-out of the new Maternal & Newborn Clinical Management System will standardise data recording in future years.

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General Information

Onset of labour (%)

Mode of birth (%)

Induction of labour (methods) (% of women whose labours were induced)

Modes of birth following induction of labour (% of women whose labours were induced)

In spontaneous labour (% of women whose labour started spontaneously)

Modes of birth following spontaneous labour (% of women whose labour started spontaneously)

"Normal Birth" % (Spontaneous onset of labour, no artificial rupture of membranes, no augmentation, no epidural, no episiotomy, spontaneous vaginal birth.)

Breech babies

Twin birth

Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)

Fetal monitoring in labour

Pharmacological pain relief in labour - % usage

Tears / episiotomies %

Timing of umbilical cord clamping - % of babies

3rd stage of labour

Antibiotics administered to mother in the peripartum period

Health professionals in attendance

Breastfeeding - % of babies

Babies born outside of the unit - % of babies

Mothers with additional risk factors

Anaesthesia used for caesarean births

% contribution each Robson category makes to the overall caesarean birth rate