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
Known midwife (MGP/birth ctr in 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?
Birth support team of my choice, Water immersion for labour, Water immersion for birth, 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
I had a spontaneous onset at 39+3, labour began at 5am. I laboured in my room and in the shower all day. My midwife came at 9am and then left after a check as it felt a little too early still and I agreed. She came back at 2pm and I got in the pool. My baby arrived at 4.14pm with instinctive pushing and no guidance, just support and reassurance. I birthed him myself and pulled him up to my chest. Incredible.