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Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Not applicable (freebirth)

Oct 10, 2017

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

2

2

2

5

Normal vaginal birth

As mentioned above the hospital could not support my birth requirements.
I had planned to birth on water however I was only ‘allowed’ to labour in water. They pushed being induced before 40 weeks. They wanted continuous monitoring. I did not. They wanted to do cervical exams. I did not. They wanted me to have a saline lock. I did not. They didn’t encourage birth plans as ‘anything can happen’. Although they offer their version of continuity of midwifery care it is OB lead and they can not guarantee the midwife you ‘know’ will be there for birth.
Cairns Private. I freebirthed at 41 weeks. Precipitous birth.

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Team of midwives where you see anyone from the team each time you visit (Birth in hospital)

Jun 1, 2017

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

4

Normal vaginal birth, Water immersion for labour/birth, Staff I didn't know attending me

I was lucky to have a positive birthing experience, however, I’m aware that my very straight forward birth played a part in this.
An induction was suggested to a temporary decrease in feral movement. I declined as my baby went back to normal and I felt things were fine.
My midwives were all lovely. I would have preferred a known midwife the whole way through though.

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Not applicable (freebirth)

Jun 4, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

5

Birth before arrival at hospital, Normal vaginal birth, Water immersion for labour/birth

Baby born in bathtub.

Dealt with 26+ hr retained placenta at home.

Another amazing Freebirth experience

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Not applicable (freebirth)

Dec 31, 2020

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

5

Normal vaginal birth

For this pregnancy I attempted to find a independent midwife but none service my rural area. Then sought the support of an OB so that I could have a back up plan for Cairns Private however they did not accept me into the continuity of midwife program due to midwives going on leave and also the OB refused care as my first choice was Homebirth/freebirth.

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Albany Hospital

Care shared between your GP and local hospital staff (GP shared care)

Mar 2, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

2

2

2

1

Epidural, Instrumental delivery (Vacuum extraction/Forceps)

This is another test.

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Albany Hospital

Continuity of care with a primary midwife (Birth in hospital)

Jun 5, 2020

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

5

1

5

5

Normal vaginal birth

Was a homebirth

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Alice Springs Hospital

Mar 1, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

3

Birth before arrival at hospital

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Alice Springs Hospital

Private obstetrician

May 13, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

3

3

3

3

Induction of labour, Instrumental delivery (Vacuum extraction/Forceps)

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Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Armidale Rural Referral Hospital

Team of midwives where you see anyone from the team each time you visit (Team Midwifery)

Mar 2, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

3

3

3

3

Birth before arrival at hospital

Good home birth

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital

Obstetrician clinic (where you see anyone from the team each time you visit)

Jun 2, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

2

2

2

3

Induction of labour, Epidural

Everyone was nice enough but I didn't know any of them so had to keep repeating my story.

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Belmont Hospital

Continuity of care with a primary midwife (Midwifery Group Practice)

Mar 7, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

2

2

2

3

Induction of labour, Epidural

this is a test.

Birth service name

Model of care

Birth date

Belmont Hospital

Continuity of care with a primary midwife (Midwifery Group Practice)

Feb 17, 2022

Satisfaction with (out of 5)

- midwifery care

- obstetric care

- quality of facilities

- overall birth experience

Outcomes

5

5

Normal vaginal birth

Such a wonderful healing experience after the bewilderment I experienced after my first hospital birth. Thank you midwives!

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