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Call for Evidence 

We want to hear the story of your maternity care, in your own words, and the impact that you feel your race had on your experience...

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* 1. Do you wish to remain anonymous?

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* 2. Are you happy for Birthrights to contact you for more information on your story?

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* 3. If yes, please enter your contact information below.

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* 4. Please tell us about your experience of the maternity care you received. Tell us how you were looked after during your pregnancy, birth and after you had your baby…

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* 5. Whilst receiving care during your pregnancy, birth and after you had your baby, did you feel safe? If you did not feel safe, what made you feel unsafe?

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* 6. Throughout pregnancy, labour and after you had your baby, did you feel that you were communicated to clearly by healthcare professionals, and in a way that you could understand? If you needed them, were you given leaflets in your language or offered a translator? If not, please give examples.

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* 7. Did you feel that healthcare professionals treated you with dignity and respect? If so, how? For example, were you asked about your cultural and/or religious needs?

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* 8. Were you told about your options (e.g. where or how to give birth, different types of pain relief) and do you feel your choices were listened to with respect?

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* 9. Do you feel that your race, ethnicity and/or religion impacted on the type of care you received? If so, how?

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* 10. Did you experience any examples of good, culturally sensitive and respectful care during your pregnancy, birth and/or postnatally? If so, please describe it.

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* 11. How would you describe your ethnic origin?

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* 12. Other Ethnicity - Please describe.

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* 13. In which part of the UK did you have your maternity care? Please provide us with the name of NHS trust if possible. If you do not wish to submit this information then please just provide us with the region or area you had your baby.

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* 14. When did you have your baby?

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