A newborn baby's health can be a key determinant of their health and wellbeing throughout life. Factors such as a baby's gestational age and birthweight can influence their chance of survival and health outcomes. A mother's attributes, such as her age, whether she smokes or drinks during pregnancy, and where she lives, can also affect obstetric and perinatal outcomes.
More reports and statistics on mothers & babies can be found under Children & youth and Men & women.
is the average age of women who give birth
was the maternal mortality ratio in 2012–2014
pregnancies at or beyond 20 weeks gestation ends with the death of a baby
mothers had a second birth vaginally after having their first birth by caesarean section
of mothers delivered by caesarean section in 2015 compared with 30% in 2005
of Indigenous mothers smoke during pregnancy compared with 12% of non-Indigenous mothers
fall in the neonatal death rate and a 13% rise in the stillbirth rate was recorded between 1993 and 2012
of Indigenous mothers attended an antenatal visit in the first trimester in 2015 compared with 41% in 2010
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