This survey is specifically for two groups of people:
First, those whose baby died during pregnancy (including miscarriage), labour or soon after birth.
And second, for families who experienced pregnancy complications affecting the health of mother or baby and /or neonatal admission after birth.
This is a survey about the care provided through pregnancy, birth and after birth and forms part of the NHS Maternity Review online consultation. The Review will be making recommendations for the improvement of maternity services for women and their families. The answers will be fed into the Review which is due to report at the end of the year.
The Review Team have been working in collaboration with the charities Sands and Bliss to ensure that important views are heard from people who have experienced complications in pregnancy, neonatal admission after their baby’s birth, or whose baby died at any point during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
In response to feedback from Sands and Bliss, we have worked in partnership to develop this survey. Whilst we understand that it may be difficult and upsetting to respond, we value your views and suggestions to ensure that we improve services in the future. Some of the questions will not be relevant or may not reflect your experience. However we hope you will continue to tell us your thoughts and ideas to help the Review Team in this important piece of work.
We want to hear about each of your experiences of care. If you had a multiple birth, or had more than one pregnancy with a poor outcome, if necessary, please complete the survey more than once.
All your comments and answers will be treated anonymously.
The Review Team, along with Sands and Bliss, would like to thank you for taking the time to share your views.
If you have not experienced bereavement or complications please fill in the original maternity review consultation.