What is happening at Forth Valley?
A comparison of births from 2020-2022
Public Health Scotland released the maternity data for all the health boards in Scotland. So how does Forth Valley compare to the rest of Scotland and what about the individual councils that make up the area? You can view the data tables here.
Forth Valley is doing really well with encouraging women to have spontaneous births - especially compared to 2020. It is one of the MOST IMPROVED health boards! It improved from 54.7% to 57.2%.
The highest was Dumfries and Galloway at 59.7% closely followed by Tayside at 58.3%.
The lowest was Grampian at 44.8%.
It is not surprising that having improved at Spontaneous births, the induction rate has decreased for Forth Valley - another move in the right direction.
However with over a third of births being induced, at 35.6% there is still a long way to go to get to the WHO recommended rate of 20%!
So a move in the right direction but overall this percentage is still far too high!
Forth Valley has the LOWEST Emergency C-Section rate in Scotland for 2022!
Well done Forth Valley!