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Please note that the 2010 and 2011 Victoria's Mothers and Babies; Victoria's Maternal, Perinatal, Child and Adolescent Mortality (2014) report contained the following errata from the date of release on this website (20 June 2014) and as of 21 July 2014 the errata have been corrected:
- On page 21, line 11 the maternal mortality rate was incorrectly reported as "8.3 per 100,000 in the 2006-08 triennium and 9.5 per 100,000 births for the 2009-11 triennium".
The corrected text now reads: "The maternal mortality rate was 9.5 per 100,000 in the 2006-08 triennium and 8.3 per 100,000 births for the 2009-11 triennium".
- Table 4.30 showed the number of women in 2011 who changed their plan from a home confinement to a public hospital birth during labour to be 18 (64.3%).
The corrected figures now show this to be 15 (60.0%).
- Table 4.30 showed the number of women in 2011 who changed their plan from a home confinement to a private hospital birth during labour to be 53 (64.6%).
The corrected figures now show this to be 48 (64.0%).
- Table 4.30 showed the number of women in 2011 who changed their plan from a home confinement to a private hospital birth before the onset of labour to be 29 (35.4%).
The corrected figures now show this to be 27 (36.0%).
- On page 23, line 33 the adjusted perinatal mortality rate for 2009 was incorrectly reported as "6.8 per 1,000 births in 2009".
The corrected text now reads: "10.7 per 1,000 births in 2009".
CCOPMM Annual reports
Births in Victoria
Births in Victoria has been combined with the annual report since 2009. It is produced by the Clinical Councils’ Unit, which maintains the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC). The report presented 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. Past reports can be viewed in the "Previous Birth Reports Archive".
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.
The Perinatal News has been designed to keep Midwives informed and abreast of any clinical issues relating to the VPDC.
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)
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).
This study described the incidence, risk factors and trends for postpartum haemorrhage and associated hysterectomy in the Victorian population.
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.
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).
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.
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.