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Year of baby's birth


Satisfaction with care from midwives: 

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Satisfaction with care from obstetricians:

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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

Private midwife

Why did you choose this model of care?

Continuity of care, greater birth choices, history of obstetric trauma

What were your choices for this birth?

Water immersion for labour and birth, Support for normal vaginal birth, Unmedicalised birth process, Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), Access to medical care/surgery if nec (eg c-section)

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, Water immersion for birth, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Vaginal birth, Vaginal Birth after Caesaren (VBAC)

Details of experience

Precipitous labour, baby delivered via fetal ejection reflex in bath 15 mins after arriving at hospital. No tearing, no monitoring or cannula due time constraints. Intermittent monitoring with Doppler was planned. Placenta failed to deliver with postpartum haemorrhage approx 10 mins post birth. Managed third stage with drug administration followed by general anaesthetic (my request spinal was offered) for placenta removal. Later diagnosed with placenta accreta syndrome following 3L pph.

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