In March 2014, the HSE released birth statistics for 2012 on our public maternity units under the Freedom of Information Act, which included information on Caesarean section deliveries, instrumental deliveries, the percentage of episiotomies performed, and the percentage of vaginal birth after Caesarean deliveries. The figures were also broken down into first time mothers and mothers who had had a previous birth (multiparous). Breastfeeding rates on discharge from hospital were also included.
You can download the full data in pdf format below:
Birth Statistics for the 19 public maternity units in 2012
Breastfeeding rates on discharge for the 19 public maternity units in 2012
We have also developed some infographics to simplify the data and for sharing: