Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Pregnancy and Before

Parity

Parity refers the number of times a woman has previously given birth.

According to the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) for 2014, 43.8% (42.3% 45.2%) of Simcoe Muskoka women were nulliparous (no previous births). One-third (35.9% (34.5%, 37.2%)) had given birth once previously, and 13.8% (12.8%, 14.8%) had given birth twice before. Only 6.6% (5.9%, 7.4%) of pregnant women had previously given birth three or more times.  

Similarly in Ontario overall, 42.8% (42.5%, 43.0%) of pregnancy women were nulliparous, 35.9% (35.6%, 36.1%) had given birth once previously, and 14.1% (13.9%, 14.3%) had given birth twice previously. Just over 7% (7.3% (7.2%, 7.5%)) of pregnant women in Ontario had previously given birth three or more times.

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