This report shows that the organisation of Danish maternity care since 1997 has changed towards fewer and larger birth units. In parallel, there has been an increase in home births in the last few years. The pregnant and birth giving women do not change considerably over the period on para-meters like age and weight, in return, fewer women smoke during pregnancy, the educational level has generally increased, and more women are diagnosed with medical conditions. If we look at the births, the general picture is that more interventions are performed today than earlier, and regarding the children, births outcomes are relatively stable over the period.
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