Childbirth: method of delivery in NHS hospitals in England 2018/19

This statistic displays the method of delivery in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England in 2018/19. In this year 16.9 percent of childbirths in England were an emergency caesarean.

Distribution of the method of childbirth delivery in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England in 2018/19

Share of deliveries
Spontaneous vertex56.8
Caesarean emergency16.9
Caesarean elective13.2
Ventouse5.1
Forceps low3.5
Forceps other3.8
Breech other0.3
Spontaneous other0.3
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2018/19

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