Type of Deliveries
Matilda rates are for all deliveries, including those for auspicious times. For information on the caesarean section rate specific to your obstetrician please check with them.
Normal Apgar score (≥ 7 at 5 minutes post-delivery)A higher rate for this indicator is desirable
The Apgar score is a method for reporting the physiological status of your baby in the first few minutes after birth.
On average 3% of babies who require closer monitoring are transferred to our Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) with an average stay of 3.1 days.
Should a baby require intensive care they would be transferred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) within a Government hospital. Often parents choose to transfer to a Government hospital if the baby is not covered by insurance. The average number of babies transferred to Government hospitals was less than 1% of deliveries in 2022.
Assistance and InterventionA lower rate for this indicator is desirable
Induction of labour
Instrumental deliveries e.g. ventouse and forceps deliveries
We require a paediatrician present in theatre for all Caesarean Sections, so that should the need arise, your paediatrician can respond immediately.
Breast FeedingIn 2022 the breastfeeding rate at Matilda was over 98% which is considered high with many Mums continuing to feed their babies longer than average on return home. We offer lactation consultant support should you choose to breastfeed, to give you the best possible chance of succeeding. Advice and care is also available for Mums who choose not to breastfeed or find themselves unable to.
On the Lighter SideThere have been almost an equal number of boys and girls born in 2022 so far and the midwives still say the unit is busier around full moon.We have a Tai Pan Teddy birthday party every year. We would love to welcome your family to the event, so do look out for the Tai Pan Teddy Club forms whilst you are in the maternity unit.
Updated 28 Febraury 2023 by the Maternity Department and Clinical Risk Management TeamACHS benchmarking statistic provided every 6th months and this document reviewed on receipt of new statistics.