Birth Survey

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If you’ve given birth in the last three years, please consider taking the survey. The survey is exceptionally detailed, so it took me a while, but you can save and return to it as you have time. I am impressed with the level of though that went into many questions, and that soon the information will be available nation wide to mothers and families who are trying to make educated choices about their maternity care. From their website:

“We believe that women of childbearing age must have access to information that will help them choose maternity care providers and institutions that are most compatible with their own philosophies and needs. We hope that the Transparency in Maternity Care Project will provide information that will help women make fully informed maternity care decisions.”

Me too.

Edited to add: This link to an amazing resource from the March of Dimes about the health of infants and mothers across the country. You can choose your state on the top left. So many of these stats are eye opening, and makes it all the more clear that being #29 safest place in the world (behind Cuba!) for mothers and babies is not good enough. Our children deserve better, and if mothers will not stand up for our health and that of our children, who will?

2 Responses to Birth Survey

  1. Thanks for the link. Sounds like a great project. Plus who doesn’t secretly want their birth experiences recorded?

  2. Denice says:

    I tried to fill it out, and the server is overloaded. I definitely want to record my experience with Abigail. And then again in a few days or weeks when Isabelle is born. Let’s just say I hope they’re drastically different.

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