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Gosford Hospital

Year of baby's birth


Satisfaction with care from midwives: 

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Satisfaction with care from obstetricians:

GoodVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with care from GP:

Very poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with quality of processes/facilities:

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Satisfaction with birth experience overall:

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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, CTG monitoring (continuous monitoring of baby's heartbeat), Induction/augmentation of labour, Epidural, Grazing/1st-2nd degree tear, 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

Water broke naturally but was forced to come directly into hospital instead of labouring at home (low risk pregnancy). Then was told I had 12-24 hours to birth my baby otherwise they would have to step in. Was denied all my requests like using my oil diffuser, getting in the bath etc. labour got very challenging and requested to be checked to find I was 2cm…midwife framed it as “you are ONLY 2cm” like I was whinging and weak. Then her shift ended and I got the loveliest midwife…after I had got the epidural that I really didn’t want to get. She was so supportive, friendly and hands off as best she could in the hospital system. Baby born healthy and happy!

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