If you are pregnant, or gave birth within the last 3 years, you have the opportunity to participate in an exciting project! Go to The Birth Survey website to find out more about it.
There is so much on the website, it’s impossible to just pull out the best parts, because then I’d end up copying and pasting almost everything, but here is just a taste:
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.
Whether you had (or are planning) a drug-free, intervention-free birth or a scheduled C-section or anything in between, I encourage you to participate in this survey. Information given will be beneficial for all women, to let them get the type of experience they are wanting. Did your care provider lead you to believe that you would have the type of birth experience you wanted, only to change all the rules once you got into labor? Other women need to know that. Did you have to fight to get an epidural? Other women need to know that. Did you have an awesome L&D nurse? Other women need to know that.
With approximately 4 million births each year, that means that there are 12 million women who can give their opinions and experiences. This could transform maternity care in the United States!
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