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?
Required so I could have a VBAC
What were your choices for this birth?
Support for normal vaginal birth, Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), Access to medical care/surgery if nec (eg c-section)
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)
Did you feel you could say No to care/treatments offered (or change your mind about your choices) at any time?
Details of experience
We were delighted with the care we received from the MATU, birth suite and postnatal ward staff. After birthing, I experienced a PPH which was handled well by the midwives. My husband was informed of everything happening at all stages and felt he could question any procedures that he didn't fully understand. The midwives also supported my husband in caring for our newborn while I could not.
The only downside was when the changeover occurred, and the two doctors disagreed quite loudly about taking me to the theatre (my husband told me this afterwards).