GWH release their maternity statistics for June and July

By Jessica Durston - 19 August 2022

HealthCommunity

Great Western Hospital have shared their most recent maternity statistics, including the number of baby boys and girls born over the course of June and July.

GWH staff have pooled together their maternity data from the past two months and are sharing these birthing statistics with members of the public. 

During the month of June, GWH staff recorded the following:

  • 141 spontaneous births took place in hospital
  • 15 people had water births
  • 25 instrumental births took place
  • There were 4 planned home births

Also during June, there were 170 vaginal births and 126 caesarean births. Hospital staff added that 73% of mothers were breastfeeding at the time of discharge from GWH, and there was a 37% induction of labour rate. 

In June, 296 babies were born. 136 were boys, and 160 were girls. The total births also included three sets of twins. 

During the month of July, GWH staff recorded the following:

  • 150 spontaneous births took place
  • There were 18 water births
  • 33 instrumental births were undergone
  • There were 5 planned home births

Also during July, there were 188 vaginal births, and 135 caesarean births. GWH staff also found 74% of mothers were breastfeeding at the time of discharge from hospital.

In July, 323 babies were born. 166 were boys and 157 were girls. Included in the total number of babies, were 5 sets of twins. 

More information about GWH can be found on its website at https://www.gwh.nhs.uk/

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