CQC: Most women report better experiences of maternity care

The results of the 2017 maternity survey published today show that women are reporting a more positive experience of maternity care and treatment.

The survey sought the views of more than 18,000 women who gave birth in February 2017 in services run by 130 NHS trusts across the country.

Women were asked about their experience of antenatal care, care during labour and birth and postnatal care.

The 2017 results highlight improvements in areas such as choice of where to give birth, quality of information and access to help and support after giving birth, when compared to the results from previous years’ surveys.

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