The survey is open until 30 September 2020 for all women who have birthed in Australia in the past two years. Please, click on the link to complete the survey – Birth Dignity Survey
Do women in Australia have the birth they want?
We are seeking to find out if Australian women have the maternity care they need and want and to gain a fuller picture of Australian women’s experiences during her pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
Women have different hopes and fears concerning pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. These are shaped by individual experiences as well as their social and cultural background, and the care they received.
The principle of human dignity is the ultimate value on which respectful maternity care depends. It is particularly relevant in the maternity context, where women are often vulnerable, both physically and emotionally. The quality maternity care services treat women with dignity, create trust and prevent harm.
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 two of the most important factors in ensuring positive experience in having a baby.
Following on from our 2017 Survey, we are keen to understand women’s experience of maternity care in 2020.
The link to the survey is – Birth Dignity Survey