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.
is the average age of women who give birth
was the maternal mortality ratio in 2008–2012
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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