Women who have had a baby in Ireland in the last five years are invited to take part in a national survey evaluating women’s experiences and choices of birth. AIMS Ireland, the maternity services consumer organisation, has just launched their 2014 What Matters to YOU Survey for women who have given birth in Ireland between 2010 and 2014.
Commenting, co-chair of AIMS Ireland, Krysia Lynch said “We are delighted to announce the launch of our 2014 What Matters to YOU survey, an online survey evaluating women’s experiences and choices of birth in Ireland. As users of the maternity services in Ireland, it’s so important that we hear what women have to say, both the good and the bad. We hope to paint a picture of what maternity services in Ireland look like for the families using them and to make sure that their voices are heard. We have had a fantastic response to the survey so far with over 1,000 responses received since the survey launched on Mother’s Day. We would encourage every woman in Ireland who has used the maternity services in the last five years to use this opportunity to provide feedback on her care”.
The survey is online, self-selecting and will run until the end of June 2014. The survey is 100 questions long with a combination of multiple choice and comment boxes. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Questions covers topics such as your antenatal care, information you received, your experience of the labour and birth process and care and information you received post partum. All responses received are completely anonymous. AIMS Ireland will publish the results of the survey later in 2014. This is the third What Matters to YOU Survey conducted by AIMS Ireland. The first took place in 2007 with a follow up survey conducted in 2010.
The survey can be completed at the following link