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?
Because I knew I would have the best chance to achieve my ideal birth and be treated as an individual, not part of the system.
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, Birth support team of my choice, Water immersion for labour, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Grazing/1st-2nd degree tear, Vaginal birth, Physiological 3rd stage (natural placenta birth without syntocinon)
Did you feel you could say No to care/treatments offered (or change your mind about your choices) at any time?
Details of experience
Having the support from a known care provider for my entire pregnancy was invaluable! I was privileged to be able to find a private midwife and be able to afford to pay for this option. I would have been treated as a bunch of 'risk factors' in the system, but was given the ability to be in charge of my body and guided and supported by my wonderful midwife. I had a terrible time breastfeeding my first (different care model) so the additional support from my PPM meant I was able to breastfeed until 2.5yo!!