Maternity services improve overall though postnatal care could be better, survey showsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7000 (Published 03 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7000
- Mary Hinks-Edwards
Maternity services are improving, but more needs to be done to support women in the postnatal period, says a report from England’s health and social care regulator.
Of the 25 000 mothers who gave birth in February 2010 in England and responded to a survey from the Care Quality Commission, 92% rated their overall care as good, very good, or excellent—an improvement on the results from a similar survey in 2007.
Women were asked about all aspects of their care from the first time they saw a clinician to care provided at home in the weeks after the birth of their …