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
Midwifery 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, 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?
Staff I didn't know attending me, Birth support team of my choice, Water immersion for labour, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Grazing/1st-2nd degree tear, Vaginal birth, Breastfeeding difficulties, 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
Birth choices included birthing in water and a physiological 3rd stage. I was told there wasn't trained staff available for a water birth so I had to leave the bath (during pushing). I was then given pitocin for a managed 3rd stage and cord cut prematurely without consent.