Maternity Care Planning and Continuity

Congratulations on your new baby.

This survey has been designed by Kent and Medway Local Maternity System (LMS) to gather women's and families' views on Maternity Care Planning and levels of Continuity of Carer.

Continuity of Carer means being cared for by the same person or team throughout your pregnancy journey.

This survey has 24 questions and is confidential and anonymous (you wont be able to be identified) and should take approximately 6-7 minutes. We would appreciate your time in completing this survey to help us improve maternity care in the future.

Thank you.

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* 1. When was your baby born?

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* 2. Which hospital was responsible for your care?

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* 3. Please select the type of birth you had:

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* 4. Where did your first midwife 'booking' appointment take place?

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* 5. What care pathway was agreed with you at booking?

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* 6. At this booking appointment, were you given the name of a specific person (either a Midwife or Doctor) or team who would be responsible for arranging your antenatal care?

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* 7. Throughout your pregnancy care, who did you see for your planned antenatal appointments? Please tick one option:

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* 8. How many different members of the midwifery team did you meet during your planned antenatal appointments?

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* 9. Do you feel like you had the opportunity to develop a supportive relationship with your midwife antenatally?

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* 10. How easy was it to contact your named midwife, if required?

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* 11. Did you have a discussion with a midwife or doctor about your options for labour and birth, including the place of birth, at around 34-36 weeks?

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* 12. After discussion with your midwife, where did you intend to give birth?

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* 13. Where did you actually give birth?

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* 14. Did you meet the midwife who supported you through labour or birth at any point in your pregnancy?

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* 15. Please tell us which of these applies to the midwifery support you had in labour (tick one option):

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* 16. Did you feel well supported to make decisions (positions for labour, pain relief etc) during your labour and birth?

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* 17. Were you given enough support by the midwife in the first few hours after your baby was born?

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* 18. Did you see your named midwife at home after your baby was born?

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* 19. Had you previously met any of the midwives that saw you at home after your baby was born?

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* 20. How easy was it for you to get midwifery support at home once your baby was born?

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* 21. Overall, how satisfied are you with your level of continuity throughout your pregnancy, labour and postnatal period?

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* 22. How important to you is it, that you have the same midwife throughout pregnancy, labour and postnatal care?

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* 23. How important to you is it that you have the same midwife for antenatal and postnatal care (different midwife for labour care)?

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* 24. How important to you is it that you have the have the same midwife for labour and postnatal care (different midwife for pregnancy)?

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