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Homebirth: Postcode


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:

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Satisfaction with quality of processes/facilities:

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Satisfaction with birth experience overall:

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Model of care

Midwifery clinic (pub. hosp.)

Why did you choose this model of care?

What were your choices for this birth?

Support for normal vaginal birth, Unmedicalised birth process

How did your birth start?

Spontaneous labour (started naturally)

What were your outcomes?

Staff I didn't know attending me, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Grazing/1st-2nd degree tear, Vaginal birth

Details of experience

Some midwives I encountered were wonderful. To have a positive, empowering experience in this model, I think it requires a lot of self education and advocating. Quick labour so was fortunate to have the same two midwives for the entire labour. However I was placed into ‘midwifery team’ care because MGP was full. I never saw the same midwife twice, so the ‘team’ care didn’t really happen (unless each team is over 10 people?). No one on my ‘team’ had water birth training so this was not possible - very disappointing. In the end, no midwife in my ‘team’ available at labour so was allocated randomly. Postnatal care needs increasing.

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