Maternal evaluation of a team-based maternity care model for women of low obstetric risk

Sharon Perrella, Jennifer Miraudo, Alethea Rea, Donna Geddes, Stuart Prosser

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Abstract

In response to the need for affordable and comprehensive maternity care, a multidisciplinary team-based maternity care service led by general practitioners with obstetric training (GPOs) and midwives was established for women of low obstetric risk. We evaluated maternal satisfaction with this model of care. All women that attended the service and gave birth in 2020 were approached. Participants used an online survey to rate their satisfaction with aspects of their pregnancy, hospital stay and postpartum care and were invited to provide additional written feedback. Fifty percent (81/162) of women (33±3.9 years) responded, with 59% primiparous. Proportions of participants that were very satisfied with their overall pregnancy, hospital stay, and postpartum care were 91%, <50% and 85% respectively. Both survey and qualitative data identified high satisfaction with emotional care and time afforded to discuss concerns during appointments. High levels of satisfaction can be achieved in women of low obstetric risk through the provision of GPO-midwife led multidisciplinary care throughout the maternity journey.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalJournal of Patient Experience
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2022

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