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Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Year of baby's birth


Satisfaction with care from midwives: 

Very poorVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with care from obstetricians:

ExcellentVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with care from GP:

Very poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with quality of processes/facilities:

Not greatVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with birth experience overall:

Very poorVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Model of care

Midwifery clinic (pub. hosp.)

Why did you choose this model of care?

What were your choices for this birth?

Support for normal vaginal birth, Access to medical care/surgery if nec (eg c-section)

How did your birth start?

Spontaneous labour (started naturally)

What were your outcomes?

Staff I didn't know attending me, CTG monitoring (continuous monitoring of baby's heartbeat), Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Vaginal birth, 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

I was denied being allowed to move and have heart monitors removed as i could feel baby on my hip, i was yelled at and told "if your baby dies its your fault" because they could not successfully get a 10 minute heart scan.
After birthing my son i was not given the chance to naturally birth my placenta and it was "pulled" out "
Within 20 minutes i had a huge bleed which resulted in just over 4 litres of blood being lost . Prior to this i was told the placenta looked perfect, once it was discovered that a partial amount of placenta was left behind , they said placenta looked "rugged" from first inspection.

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