On average nationally, over 30% of first-time mothers undergo a Cesarean section.
In the past year (2012), 75,500 babies were born in Ireland. This is the highest number recorded in over 100 years. The majority of these births are spread throughout the 22 maternity hospitals in the country.
At Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin, over 38.7% of all mothers had a Cesarean section birth last year. The lowest rate was at Sligo general hospital where 18% of all births were c-section births. Each year the stats vary at each hospital around the country.
Full details on Irish statistics are available at www.bump2babe.ie
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