Birth Outcomes (Perinatal Statistics)

Below is are some statistics comparing birth outcomes between our two local Maternity hospitals.
Source - NSW Mothers and Babies Report 2005


Vaginal Birth Rates:
Wollongong: 68.2%
Figtree Private: 53.6%
NSW: 61.2%

Caesarean Section Rates:
Wollongong: 21.2%
Figtree Private: 28.8%
NSW: 28.1%

Induction Rates:
Wollongong: 28.8%
Figtree Private: 36.1%
NSW: 25.5%

Vaginal Birth after one previous Caesarean rate
Wollongong: 14.9%
Figtree Private: 16%
NSW: 12.4%

Spontaneous Births (no augmentation):
Wollongong: 29.2%
Figtree Private: 22.1%
NSW: 42.7%

Episiotomy Rate:
Wollongong: 9.8%
Figtree Private: 26.3%
NSW: 13.2%

Vaginal Births with Intact Perinium/or graze:
Wollongong: 65.4%
Figtree Private: 36.1%
NSW: 53.5%

Infants resusitated at birth (including suction/oxygen):
Wollongong: 45.2%
Figtree Private: 95.9%
NSW: 44.2%