The Birth Survey
The Transparency in Maternity Care Project was birthed in February of 2006 by the Grassroots Advocates Committee (GAC) of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). They are a volunteer group dedicated to ensuring public access to quality of care information specifically related to maternity care providers and institutions. It is their intention to extend the current social trend toward transparency in health care into the virtually overlooked maternity care arena.
Women need accurate, objective data in order to make fully informed choices about birth settings and providers. Practitioners and hospital administrators also need data to evaluate whether they are delivering high-quality care. This project will fill a void by providing much needed information that benefits all parties engaged in maternity care.
To help inform women about their birth options, please take the survey here: www.thebirthsurvey.com.