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FOI 2023 41 - Obstetric Data


Information Requested:

Please can you give figures for each of the last 5 years ie 2018-2022
•       Total live births
•       Total still births
•       Total intrapartum still births
•       Total neonatal deaths to 28 days
•       Total preterm births (<37 weeks)
•       Total maternal deaths
•       Total maternal collapses / cardiac arrests
•       Total postpartum haemorrhage >1.5l
•       Evacuation of retained products of conception (ERPCs)
•       Attendance numbers for early pregnancy clinics
•       Do you record covid-19 vaccination status in your electronic maternity records?

If possible for 2021 & 2022 could you give all of the above data by COVID-19 vaccination status (0/1/2/3/4 doses) or state if you do not record vaccination status.
If some information is not available, I would be grateful for any information you can give.


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 2nd March 2023.

Public Health Wales only hold the information for neonatal death totals which is displayed below. For further information requested you will need to contact MBRRACE-UK at:

MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK | MBRRACE-UK | NPEU (

Neonatal (under 28 day) deaths 2018-2022














(source: Child Death Review Programme, Public Health Wales)

Please note:

  • The Child Death Review Programme includes all deaths of Welsh residents and of non-Welsh residents who die in Wales.
  • Deaths after termination of pregnancy are excluded.
  • Therefore, the number of deaths in the table above may differ from other sources where the inclusion criteria may be different.
  • Information is correct as at 18/04/23.

We do not record Covid vaccination status of the mother.


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