Maternity delivery episodes are not costed by multiple or singleton birth. They are costed in three categories: normal delivery, assisted delivery and planned or emergency caesarean.
The most recent statistics available relate to financial year of 2016-17. The following table shows the average cost of each delivery episode and the total cost of each category for 2016-17.
Average cost per delivery episode (£)
Total cost (£ million)
Normal delivery episodes
Assisted delivery episodes
Total delivery episodes