New releases from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW):
Maternal deaths in Australia: The maternal mortality rate in Australia in 2018 was 5 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth.In the decade from 2009 to 2018, there were 251 women reported to have died during pregnancy or within 42 days of the end of pregnancy and a maternal mortality rate of 6.7 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth. These deaths are reviewed in this report along with contextual information for maternal deaths in Australia since 2009.
Stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Australia: In 2018, in Australia, 2,789 babies died in the perinatal period. Three-quarters (2,115) were stillbirths and the remaining 674 were neonatal deaths. This web report provides information related to these deaths, including causes, maternal characteristics, timing and investigations.