Have You Taken The Birth Survey?

Have you heard about The Birth Survey? It's an ongoing, online maternity care survey that provides a place for women to give feedback about their birth experiences with specific doctors, midwives, hospitals and birth centers. The feedback is then made available in a searchable online database that provides resources to help other women and families to make more informed choices when choosing maternity care providers and birth settings.


The main goal behind The Birth Survey is to provide access to information that will help women of childbearing age choose maternity care providers and institutions that are most compatible with their own philosophies and needs. The survey was created by the non-profit organization, the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. The CIMS mission is to promote a model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.

 How great would it be to have access to feedback and information on all of the hospitals, OBs, midwives and otherwise through just a few clicks? The Birth Survey is currently in the building process with its database, which means YOU need to go and take the survey to help make it complete! The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete, and you have the option to save and come back to it later.

Here's what else you'll find at The Birth Survey:

  • Survey results in the way of ratings for doctors, midwives, hospitals and birth centers
  • Intervention rates by state for hospitals and birth centers
  • State by State links to info on the health of mothers and babies and access to VBACs

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