Safe Motherhood for All Inc. has launched the Birth Dignity Survey.
The survey is open until 28 Feb 2017 for all women who have birthed in Australia in the past two years. You can access the Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Dignity_Survey
We are seeking to find out if Australian Women have the birth they want and to gain a fuller picture of Australian women’s experiences of dignity during her birth?
The principle of human dignity is the ultimate value on which respectful healthcare depends. Dignity encompasses the twin ideals of respect and autonomy. It resonates loudly in the maternity context, where women are often vulnerable, both physically and emotionally.
We are also keen to understand a women’s sense of supportive relationships with health professionals and their sense of control over decisions made during birth as research has consistently shown these are at two of the most important factors in ensuring positive experiences of child.
The joy of birthing with a sense of empowerment is an inalienable human right for all birthing women.