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Pregnancy and maternity
Age category: Pregnancy and maternity

CYP: Best Start in Life: Comparisons in maternal and infant nutrition over time

As described in section 1.3, in 2013/14 virtually all (99.3%) babies born in Hackney and the City of London had their breastfeeding status recorded at birth, which is higher than the London (97%) and national (98%) averages; 92% of these babies were being breastfed, which is again higher than the London (88%) and national (76%) …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Comparisons of birth rates in other areas and over time

Figure 11 shows that Hackney’s crude fertility rate (CFR) is higher than the London and England rates and among the highest of its statistical peers, while City’s rate is lower than London’s and England’s. Source: Office for National Statistics, 2015.  Figure 12 shows that Hackney and the City’s combined CFR was consistently higher than London …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Comparison with other areas and over time

This section compares Hackney and the City with other areas, and examines time trends, for relevant indicators where data are available. For information on smoking during pregnancy, see ‘Lifestyle and behaviour’ JSNA chapter. This section covers the following areas: Birth rates Low birth weight Infant mortality Teenage mothers Antenatal assessments Maternal and infant nutrition

CYP: Local inequalities data on maternal health by age

Broadly, health inequalities appear to be most pronounced in those giving birth under the age of 20 and over the age of 40. Those under 20 are more likely to smoke, more likely to have low birthweight babies and less likely to breastfeed. They are also slightly more likely to be recorded as having poor …

CYP: Local inequalities data on maternal health by ethnicity

Birth rates Figure 7 shows that Asian and Black residents have similar overall birth rates (52 per 1,000 women aged 15-49 for Asian residents and 53 per 1,000 for Black residents), and both groups’ birth rates peak in the 25-29 and 30-34 age brackets. In Asian residents, the peak is 84 per 1,000 women aged …

CYP: Local data on maternal smoking

Over a 10-month period (April 2014 to February 2015), 6% of the 4,324 people who gave birth at HUHFT (all boroughs of residence, not just Hackney and the City) identified themselves as current smokers at their booking visit, with 79% identifying as never-smokers and 15% as ex-smokers (Figure 5). Of the 264 women who reported …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Causes and Risk Factors: Maternal and infant nutrition

It is recommended that pregnant people take folic acid and vitamin D supplements throughout pregnancy (and post-natally if breastfeeding), as it is difficult to consume the required levels through diet alone (see Section 2.6). Folic acid is important to help prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida in the baby, while vitamin D deficiency …