Maternity Data

I would like to request the following under freedom of information laws.  

All information should be broken down in years – 2014, 2015 and for 2016 up until the date this request was received. 

1. How many women gave birth alone without the assistance of a midwife?

2016 to date: 9
2015: 21
21st October 2014 – 31st December 2014: 3

Please note that due to a changeover of maternity information systems the Trust is unable to provide data prior to 21st October 2014.

2. How many women gave birth outside of a maternity ward? Where did those women give birth (i.e. ambulances, A&E departments, corridors)?

2016 to date: unplanned homebirth – 5; in hospital foyer – 1; AAU – 1; A&E – 2
2015 car – 1; ambulance -1; A&E – 4; unplanned homebirth – 16
21st October 2014 – 31st December 2014: A&E – 1; unplanned homebirth – 2

3. How many women gave birth using stirrups?  

2016 to date: 232
2015: 701
21st October 2014 – 31st December 2014: 105

Information on birth position was not collated by the Trust prior to 21st October 2014.

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