Table 3

Early pregnancy loss, miscarriages, stillbirths, ELBW and VLBW births at University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ireland, March–June 2016 to 2020 (data per 1000 live births)

YearMarch–JuneMarch-JuneMarch–JuneMarch–JuneMarch–JuneMarch–June
201620172018201920202016–2019 average
Early pregnancy loss (up to 12+6/7 weeks)108.085.3108.1149.4123.1112.7
Miscarriage/late fetal loss (13–24 weeks)76.785.383.479.762.781.3
Stillbirths (>24 weeks)4.74.12.010.16.05.2
ELBW live births (<1000 g)2.04.12.06.20.83.6
VLBW live births (1000−1500 g)5.36.17.36.21.56.2
Total VLBW (including the ELBW)7.310.29.312.42.39.8
Live births (1500–2000 g)13.313.59.319.38.313.9
Total live births15001477149912921324
  • ELBW, extremely low birth weight; VLBW, very low birth weight.