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
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Is. Mat. Service (pub. hosp.)
Why did you choose this model of care?
Thought I would have a more culturally sensitive model of care.
What were your choices for this birth?
Water immersion for labour and birth, Support for normal vaginal birth, Unmedicalised birth process, Nothing in particular-willing to fit in with hospital processes
How did your birth start?
What were your outcomes?
Staff I didn't know attending me, Breastfeeding difficulties, Ongoing health challenges for me/baby
Did you feel you could say No to care/treatments offered (or change your mind about your choices) at any time?
Details of experience
Had rude midwives who shamed me for being too loud in labour, using a pillow to breastfeed for the first time, and pulled the blanket off me to expose my vagina while a male friend was in the room.
Known midwife was great. She would come to my house every appointment before and after birth.
I wanted a full water birth in the Indigenous womens room and I was denied because I had a “BIG” baby and coerced into an induction-mostly due to it being Christmas. A midwife explained “they like to induce around this time because DRs are on holidays.”