Majority of Women Happy with Birth Experience

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Giving Birth

Around 80% of women are pleased with the care they get when they have a baby, according to a Department of Health maternity services survey released Thursday, 8 December.

Other key findings show that women highly rate the professionalism of staff and that post natal services are widely accessed and appreciated.


The survey also asked new dads about their experiences. Their high levels of satisfaction with the service are directly linked to how much encouragement they receive from staff.

Announcing the appointment of a new clinical lead for maternity, to support his future plans for maternity services, Care Services Minister Liam Byrne said:

"It is great news that so many women are happy with the maternity services they receive. I want everyone to get a flying start in the world, and that must start from the moment a child is born. As a father, I am