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Notice

The transition to electronic collection and reporting of the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC) has delayed the publication of a number of reports including the 2010 and 2011 Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) annual reports.

A combined 2010 and 2011 report (encompassing the annual report and the Births in Victoria report) will be available on this site no later than June 2014.

Request access to de-identified data from the CCPOPMM, VPDC and VBDR collections.

CCOPMM Annual reports

  Annual Report for the Year 2009 (including Births in Victoria) - Executive Summary
  Annual Report for the Year 2009 (including Births in Victoria) - Full Report
  Annual Report for the Year 2009 (incorporating Births in Victoria) - Supplementary data

Previous Annual Reports

Births in Victoria

Births in Victoria is a biennial report produced by the Clinical Councils’ Unit, which maintains the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC). This report presents an overview of data in our collection associated with the health of mothers and their babies during the perinatal period, i.e. pregnancy and the first 28 days after birth and date back to 1983. The reports contain information on maternal and infant factors relating to births as well as trends on a number of demographic and obstetric factors.

  Births in Victoria 2007-2008

  Births in Victoria 2005-2006

Previous Birth Reports

Birth defects in Victoria

Birth Defects in Victoria is a biennial report produced by the Clinical Councils’ Unit, which maintains the VPDC and the VBDR. The VBDR collects data on all birth defects for livebirths, stillbirths and terminations of pregnancy occurring since January 1 1982, irrespective of the age at diagnosis, up to 15 years of age. These reports provide information relating to key maternal and infant factors associated with birth defects.

  Birth defects in Victoria 2005-2006

Previous Birth Defect Reports

Perinatal News

The Perinatal News has been designed to keep Midwives informed and abreast of any clinical issues relating to the VPDC.

  Victorian Perinatal New Bulletin No.11, 2013

Previous Perinatal News

Victorian birth defects bulletin

The contents of the Victorian Birth Defects Bulletin are based upon the most recent completed data in the Victorian Birth Defects Register (VBDR)

  Victorian Birth Defects Bulletin No.8 December 2009

Previous Victorian Birth Defects Bulletin

User guides for the completion of the birth report

This publication provides general guidelines for the completion of the birth report - form (A).

The birth report - form (A) has been reviewed and updated by the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC).

  User guide for Manual users

  User guide for Electronic users

Other publications

Major morbidities associated with childbirth in Victoria

  Major morbidities associated with childbirth in Victoria. Topic 1: Obstetric haemorrhage and associated hysterectomy

This study described the incidence, risk factors and trends for postpartum haemorrhage and associated hysterectomy in the Victorian population.

  Major morbidities associated with childbirth in Victoria. Topic 2: Episiotomy and perineal lacerations July 2004

The study provided information about the incidence, risk factors and trends for episiotomy and third/fourth-degree perineal lacerations in Victoria.

  Major morbidities associated with childbirth in Victoria. Topic 3: Trends in operative delivery (caesarean section, vacuum extraction and forceps delivery) for women having their first birth at term September 2004

This report reviewed operative delivery (caesarean section, vacuum extraction and forceps delivery) in Victorian women having their first birth at term. It was prepared in response to concerns about increasing rates of operative delivery in Victoria. While it is recognised that operative delivery does not itself constitute maternal morbidity, it is a risk factor for some morbidities and an item of major community interest, and therefore requires close monitoring. This report described trends and factors that may be associated with operative delivery, including induction, in a population of relatively low-risk women having their first birth.

WUDWAW - "Who Usually Delivers Whom and Where"

This report summarises a study investigating the utilisation of different models of antenatal and intrapartum care. The project was funded by the Maternity Services Enhancement Strategy, Acute Health, to supplement information presented in a Review of Shared Obstetric Care produced by the Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health. More than 18 models of care were identified in this report and the report primarily contains descriptive data.

  WUDWAW - "Who Usually Delivers Whom and Where" - Report on models of antenatal care August 1999

Koori health counts: Koori births in Victoria

This report presents the number and outcomes of Koori births reported to the VPDC. It includes trends in births to Koori mothers in the years 1991-2000. The Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC) provides the information in this report. Some additional information has been made available from the Koori Hospital Liaison Officer collection (KHLO).

  Koori health counts: Koori births in Victoria 1991-2000

Previous Koori Health Counts

Reports on prenatal diagnostic testing in Victoria

These reports summarises all the prenatal diagnostic tests done in Victoria in any one year. The data that make up the reports come from the 4 laboratories in Victoria that analyse the samples for chromosome abnormalities. The reports have been written each year since 1980 and therefore important trends in use of these tests can be observed and reported on. The change in reasons for having prenatal testing, the increasing numbers of tests done and abnormalities detected are also evident in the reports.

  Report on prenatal diagnostic testing in Victoria 2007

Previous Reports on Prenatal Diagnostic Testing

Summary of ten most frequently reported birth defects in Victoria 2003-2004

The Victorian Birth Defects Register has collected information on birth defects in all reported pregnancies occurring in Victoria since January 1, 1982.

This publication, a summary of ‘Birth Defects in Victoria 2003-2004’ is designed to make the information easily accessible to the general public.

When facing the possibility of having a child with a birth defect, parents are often overwhelmed with concerns and questions. To help provide answers to some of their questions now and in the future the Victorian Birth Defects Register uses the information it collects to conduct research that helps find factors that may lead to a birth defect. We hope this publication will show you what we found in the 2003-2004 period. At the end of this report we have included a list of websites that you may find useful. A glossary of terms frequently used when talking about birth defects has also been attached to aid your understanding.

  Summary of ten most frequently reported birth defects in Victoria 2003-2004