Year of baby's birth
Satisfaction with care from midwives:
Satisfaction with care from obstetricians:
Satisfaction with care from GP:
Satisfaction with quality of processes/facilities:
Satisfaction with birth experience overall:
Model of care
Why did you choose this model of care?
Home birth with a known midwife
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, Birth support team of my choice (no visitor restrictions)
How did your birth start?
Spontaneous labour (started naturally)
What were your outcomes?
Attended by my known midwife/doctor, Prevented from having birth support team of my choice, CTG monitoring (continuous monitoring of baby's heartbeat), Epidural, Caesarean section, 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
Obstetricians and midwives at Redland Hospital did not support my labour and birth choices, I was very well educated and made informed decisions which they did not respect and continued to try to use scare tactics to change my decisions, experienced disrespectful comments from multiple midwives and obstetricians.
Was grateful to have my known private midwife and some of my birth support team present, however hospital policy would not allow me to have my photographer.