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Year of baby's birth


Satisfaction with care from midwives: 

ExcellentVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with care from obstetricians:

Not greatVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with care from GP:

Very poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with quality of processes/facilities:

GoodVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Satisfaction with birth experience overall:

GreatVery poorNot greatGoodGreatExcellent

Model of care

Known midwife (MGP/birth ctr in pub. hosp.)

Why did you choose this model of care?

Wanted continuity of care

What were your choices for this birth?

Support for normal vaginal birth, Unmedicalised birth process, Access to medical care/surgery if nec (eg c-section)

How did your birth start?

Planned c/section

What were your outcomes?

Attended by my known midwife/doctor, Caesarean section, Obstetric violence (eg denied care, forced into decisions, touched without consent, yelled at)

Details of experience

Unfortunately at 36 weeks my baby was found to be breech, I was advised that I wouldn’t be able to deliver vaginally and would need a c-section. I pushed back on this and spoke to a doctor who advised me that it I didn’t go with the c-section that I was basically going to kill my baby during birth. I was advised that no one was trained in breech birth delivery. I was made to feel like I was a bad mother if I chose anything other than a C-section. Ultimately because I felt unsupported in my preferences despite having a completely low risk pregnancy, to go ahead with what they suggested. I was so angry and had to process alot of grief over what I felt like I missed out on. I will going for a VBAC with my next regardless and will get a better support team if required.

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