Year of baby's birth
Satisfaction with care from midwives:
Satisfaction with care from obstetricians:
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Satisfaction with quality of processes/facilities:
Satisfaction with birth experience overall:
Model of care
Known midwife (MGP/birth ctr in pub. hosp.)
Why did you choose this model of care?
I used MGP for my first birth and it was fabulous to have the continuity of care, so knew this was the best option for my second birth
What were your choices for this birth?
Water immersion for labour and birth, Support for normal vaginal birth, Unmedicalised birth process, Birth support team of my choice (no visitor restrictions), Access to medical care/surgery if nec (eg c-section)
How did your birth start?
Spontaneous labour (started naturally)
What were your outcomes?
Attended by my known midwife/doctor, Birth support team of my choice, Water immersion for labour, Water immersion for birth, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Vaginal birth
Did you feel you could say No to care/treatments offered (or change your mind about your choices) at any time?
Details of experience
I was in active labour upon arrival at the hospital and my baby was very close to being born. My MGP midwife knew how important it was to me to have a water birth so she raced to get the bath ready and although it was still filling up she got me in and helped me to keep my body low. Having someone there that truely knew and supported my birth intentions was what made me walk away from the birth feeling empowered and positive about how I was able to birth.