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Survey: Expectant mums, new parents asked how they wish to receive information about their pregnancy care choices

Expectant and new mums in Scarborough and Ryedale are being asked for their views on how information about their pregnancy and childbirth care options should be shared with them and their families.

The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership Group is a network of independent, parent-led groups which bring together women and their families with healthcare professionals, clinicians and NHS managers responsible for maternity services in the areas of Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Vale of York and Scarborough and Ryedale to develop local maternity care.

The group wants to hear from mums-to-be and new parents in these areas about how they wish to receive information about the options available relating to the care they receive during pregnancy and childbirth – for example, where they can give birth.

The Maternity Voices Partnership Group has created a survey on the subject, and is encouraging mums-to-be and new parents to share their views so they can determine the best way to share this important information with them in the future.

The survey, which runs until Friday, 31 May 2019, can be viewed at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hcvchoices

Ruth Prentice, Independent Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership Group, said: “Maternity Voices Partnerships are here to enable all women and their families to have a say in their local maternity services. We are keen to hear how new and expectant mums would like information about their choices relating to the care they receive during pregnancy and childbirth to be shared with them.

“If you have a few spare moments please complete the survey to help us understand how you want to receive this important information. The survey takes just five minutes to complete and the responses are anonymous. The findings from the survey will be shared with local organisations to help improve maternity services in the local area.”

Sallie Ward, Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System Midwife, said: “Your views are integral in helping maternity care providers and commissioners deliver improvements to maternity services in the Humber, Coast and Vale area. So if you’re pregnant or have recently had a baby, we’d be extremely grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey.”

For more information about the work of Maternity Voices Partnerships, visit: www.nationalmaternityvoices.org.uk

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