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St George's Day was busiest April day for Peterborough maternity services

There were 19 births on April 23 at Peterborough City Hospital maternity services, with 376 total births across the month.
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There were 376 babies born at Peterborough City Hospital in April (Photo: Pixabay)

Peterborough maternity services welcomed 168 girls and 208 boys, with eight sets of twins arriving.

The majority of births were on the maternity unit at Peterborough City Hosptial (PCH), with 60 babies born in the midwifery-led birthing unit, four born at home and 13 women opting for water births.

Emergency C-sections accounted for 15.2% of births. Elective C-sections comprised 14.1%, a fall from last month, and 11.4% were assisted births.

The level of one-to-one care reached, when a woman is cared for by a midwife who is only looking after her, was 98.4%.

The graphics shared by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust's maternity service Facebook page also include Hinchingbrooke Hospital, with 172 babies born in the Huntingdonshire hospital.