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Many European countries routinely publish reports based on data from their perinatal health information systems. They include recent data on maternal and child health outcomes as well as useful commentary about trends over time and risk factors for poor health.

Access the latest national reports here. Older reports are available from the archives link below.

Belgium
Perinatal activity in Flanders 2017
Perinatale activiteiten in Vlaanderen 2017
Croatia
Croatian Health Statistics Yearbook 2017: Births in health institutions, p. 273-282
Croatian Institute of Public Health
Cyprus
Cyprus public and private maternity units: Perinatal Health Indicators 2014-2018
Health Monitoring Unit. Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Health
Denmark
Medical Birth Register data (latest 2015), Sundhedsdata-styrelsen
Live births and stillbirths by weight of birth, type of delivery and sex (1997-2018, all years), Statistics Denmark
Estonia
Statistical data from 1992-2014 in the Estonian Medical Birth Registry and the Estonian Abortion Registry 1996-2014 available here and here
Tervise Arengu Instituut, National Institute for Public Health, Tallin 2015
Additional data on perinatal deaths, Estonian Registry for Causes of Death, National Institute for Public Health
Finland
Perinatal health reports on births and newborns, assisted fertility treatments, induced abortions and sterilizations and congenital malformations in Finland, THL National Institute for Health and Welfare.
Perinatal health data for 2018, THL
Perinatal satistics in database, THL
Open access perinatal health data available here (in finnish only), THL
Nordic perinatal statistics 2018, THL
France
The French National Perinatal Surveys monitor the main indicators of health, medical practice and risk factors during the perinatal period.The latest survey was conducted in 2016.
5th Report of the National Expert Committee on Maternal Mortality (CNEMM), France, 2010-2012.
Germany
Federal GENESIS-Online databank, Destatis

Hungary
Main Characteristics of Hungarian Twin and Multiple Births in Official Statistics (1970-2012)
Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Iceland
Landspitali - Kvennadeildir
The National University Hospital of Iceland
Ireland
Perinatal Statistics Report 2016
Health Service Executive, Healthcare Pricing Office
Severe maternal morbidity in Ireland (annual report 2016)
National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre
Italy
Report of Birth Certificates 2016
Ministry of Health
Latvia
Statistical Yearbook Health Care in Latvia 2008-2018
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia
Health Statistics Database
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia
Lithuania
Perinatal Statistics 2001-2018 (all years) available here
Institute of Hygiene Health, Information Centre, Vilnius University Medical Faculty, Vilnius University Centre of Neonatology
Luxembourg
Surveillance de la santé périnatale au Luxembourg: 2014-2015-2016, Ministry of Health and Luxembourg Institute of Health-LIH, and press release of the report
Cesarean delivery guide for women 2014: Cesareans: Yes? No? Maybe?, Ministry of Health and Luxembourg Institute of Health-LIH
Malta
National Obstetric Information System (NOIS) - Annual Reports and Maternal and Perinatal Health Indicators in Malta, Directorate for Health Information and Research
Annual report - 2018
The Netherlands
Perinatal indicators in 2018 
The Netherlands Perinatal Registry
Slovenia
2017 Health report on births and deliveries, National Institute of Public Health
Spain
es
National
Cesarean section rates (with data until 2017), from the Ministry of Health
Birth data and infant mortality rate (Spanish National Statistics Institute), 2019
Valencia
Annual perinatal mortality reports from 2005-2018, Generalitat Valenciana
Abortion statistics 2001-2019
Congenital Anomalies 2007-2017
Catalonia
Perinatal health indicators (2018) Full report - Catalan version
Perinatal health indicators (2018) Short report  - English version
Perinatal health indicators (2018) Short report  - Catalan version
Public Health Agency of Catalonia
Switzerland
Newborn health (2018)
Infant and fetal mortality (2018)
Reproductive health (2018)
Swiss Federal Statistical Office
Sweden
Statistics on Pregnancies, Deliveries and Newborn Infants 2018
Breastfeeding 2017, from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Rapid report: Learning from SARS-CoV-2-related and associated maternal deaths in the UK March-May 2020, MBRRACE-UK
Perinatal Mortality Surveillance report for births in 2017, MBRRACE-UK 
Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2014-16, MBRRACE-UK
Great Britain
Maternity Care for Women with Multiple Births and Their Babies, National Maternity and Perinatal Audit 
The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA). Various reports. 
National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) Annual Report 2019 - on 2018 data, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
England and Wales
Births in England and Wales: 2019, Office for National Statistics
Births by parents' country of birth, England and Wales: 2019, Office for National Statistics 
Birth characteristics in England and Wales: 2018, Office for National Statistics 
Child and infant mortality in England and Wales: 2018, Office for National Statistics 
Infant mortality (birth cohort) tables in England and Wales: 2017, 2016, 2015, Office for National Statistics
England
NHS Maternity statistics for England 2018-19
Wales 
Maternity and births statistics for Wales 2019 and 2018, Welsh Government 
the data dictionary, NHS Wales
Northern Ireland 
Children's Health in Northern Ireland, 2018/19, Health and Social Care (HSC) Public Health Agency
Scotland
Annual report on Vital Events Reference Tables 2019, National Records for Scotland
Annual report on Births in Scottish Hospitals 2019-19, Public Health Scotland 
Annual report on Congenital Anomalies in Scotland 2012-2017, Public Health Scotland
Legacy Scottish Perinatal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity Report 2012, Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland
Public Health Scotland dashboard on the Wider Impacts of Covid-19, including on aspects of maternity and infant health and care

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