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Table 2 Birth related variables of births in secondary care assisted by a midwife (percentage of all births in secondary care)

From: The role of hospital midwives in the Netherlands

   midwife 'catching the baby': (%)
birth related variables   1998 2007
all births in secondary care   8.3 26.1
Referral before onset of labour 7.3 24.5
  during labour 9.4 27.5
process of birth spontaneous 13.3 41.0
  - no induction, no augmentation 15.2 41.4
  - induction 11.3 41.5
  - augmentation 13.4 39.8
  assisted (vacuum, forceps or CS) 0.2 1.9
time of birth workday 8.00-20.00 8.6 26.9
  evening, night or weekend 8.0 25.3
time of spontaneous births weekday 8.00-20.00 14.2 45.7
  evening, night or weekend 12.9 37.2