Childbirth Connection is a non-profit organization that aims to "improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation" (from their Mission Statement). Today they released the results of a U.S. survey of mothers who gave birth in a one year period (July 1, 2011- June 31, 2012) to singles in hospitals only.
Their Facebook page highlighted and graphed some of the results like this one below showing a clear correlation between mothers who felt pressured to have intervention and the resulting percentage of those who had intervention.
They also shared some quotes from mothers that provided feedback from their survey
Do you think these types of surveys - going directly to the mothers - will help better the maternity care in the U.S.?
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Thanks for sharing.
Yes, thank you for sharing. Very interesting and eye opening
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