Choose your font:
 Mukta Malar
 Open Sans Condensed
 Source Sans Pro


[Valid RSS] RSS

Database - Alliance francophone pour l'accouchement respecté (AFAR)

Description of this bibliographical database (AFAR website)
Currently 3104 records
YouTube channel (tutorial)

Created on : 21 Sep 2008
Modified on : 21 Sep 2008

 Modify this record
Do not follow this link unless you know an editor’s password!

Share: Facebook logo   Tweeter logo   Easy

Bibliographical entry (without author) :

Women’s expectations of maternity services: a community-based survey. Women Birth. 2007 Sep;20(3):115-20.

Author(s) :

Gamble J, Creedy DK, Teakle B.

Year of publication :


URL(s) :…

Résumé (français)  :

Abstract (English)  :

BACKGROUND: Examining women’s preferences for maternity care is overdue. Understanding women’s preferences and re-orienting services to meet their expectations is critical to improving health outcomes. METHOD: A self-report survey of a convenience community sample of 63 women visiting a Maternity Coalition/Association for Improvements in Maternity Services stall at a Mother and Baby Expo in 2003. RESULTS: Over 95% of women ranked birth safety, bonding with the baby, feeling in control during birth, and postnatal care as "very important". Over 85% of women rated educational preparation for birth, the relationship with their caregiver, prenatal care, and breastfeeding successfully as "very important". Avoiding labour pain was considered less important by more women than any other item. Around half the respondents preferred their birth care to be from a chosen midwife with access to medical backup (57.9%, n=37). Some women identified a lack of choice of care options with 45.9% (n=17) reporting "little" or "no" choice in birth care for their previous birth. Poor quality care was also identified with 57.9% (n=22) rating their postnatal care as "mediocre". Given assurance of equal safety and free care, 50% (n=31) of participants would prefer to give birth at a birth centre and 24.2% (15 out of 63) would prefer a homebirth. CONCLUSION: Factors associated with safety, control, continuity of care and successful mothering are perceived as important for many women. Some women perceived limited birth choices. More needs be done to align the provision of maternity services with women’s preferred care options. Given the small self-select, non-representative sample, results should be interpreted with caution.

Sumário (português)  :

Resumen (español)  :

Comments :

Argument (français) :

Australie? Bien voir quel est l’échantillon et recrutement

Argument (English):

Argumento (português):

Argumento (español):

Keywords :

➡ homebirth ; planned homebirth

Author of this record :

Emmanuelle Phan — 21 Sep 2008
➡ latest update : Bernard Bel — 21 Sep 2008

Discussion (display only in English)
➡ Only identified users

 I have read the guidelines of discussions and I accept all terms (read guidelines)


New expert query --- New simple query

Creating new record --- Importing records

User management --- Dump database --- Contact


This database is managed by Alliance francophone pour l'accouchement respecté (AFAR,
affiliated with Collectif interassociatif autour de la naissance (CIANE,
It is fed by the voluntary contributions of persons interested in the sharing of scientific data.
If you agree with this project, you can support us in several ways:
(1) contributing to this database if you have a minimum training in documentation
(2) or financially supporting AFAR (see below)
(3) or joining the AFAR (or another society affiliated with CIANE).
Sign in or create an account to follow changes or become an editor.
Contact afar.association(arobase) for more information.

Valid CSS! Valid HTML!
Donating to AFAR (click “Faire un don”) will help us to maintain and develop sites and public
databases towards the support of parents and caregivers’ informed decisions with respect to childbirth