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The Canberra Hospital

Year of baby's birth


Satisfaction with care from midwives: 

GoodVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with care from obstetricians:

Very poorVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with care from GP:

Very poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with quality of processes/facilities:

Very poorVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with birth experience overall:

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Model of care

Obstetric clinic (pub. hosp.)

Why did you choose this model of care?

What were your choices for this birth?

Water immersion for labour and birth, Support for normal vaginal birth, Homebirth with a registered private midwife, Unmedicalised birth process, Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)

How did your birth start?

Induction of labour

What were your outcomes?

Staff I didn't know attending me, CTG monitoring (continuous monitoring of baby's heartbeat), Induction/augmentation of labour, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Vaginal birth, Vaginal Birth after Caesaren (VBAC), Obstetric violence (eg denied care, forced into decisions, touched without consent, yelled at)

Did you feel you could say No to care/treatments offered (or change your mind about your choices) at any time?


Details of experience

Very little antenatal care due to no appointments and being too busy. No continuity of care. Different Drs with different opinions. Forced to have continuous monitoring as it was policy despite saying no. No
Postnatal rooms, no postnatal care, threatened to make me give formula (I fought and did not).

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