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02 August 2015

Volume 23 | Issue 8

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Midwifery in Wales

The Welsh Health agenda continues to provide challenges to midwives in the country In 2014, there was a fall in the birth rate of 06%: from 33 747 in 2013 to 33 544 (Office for National Statistics (ONS), 2015a) However, although teenage pregnancies have fallen in some parts of Wales to reflect the UK statistics (279 per 1000), in some parts of North Wales this figure has risen to 412 per 1000 (ONS, 2015b)

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