Satisfaction with a Modified Form of In‐Hospital Birth Center Care Compared with Standard Maternity Care
For safety reasons an in‐hospital birth center was replaced by a modified form of birth center care with the same medical guidelines and equipment as in standard care. The aim of this study was to investigate women's and men's satisfaction with modified care compared with standard care.
Women in both groups gave birth from July 2007 to July 2008. The same medical low‐risk criteria during pregnancy applied to both groups. Of those invited to the study, 547 (82.7%) women in modified birth center care and 445 (66.7%) men returned a questionnaire posted 2 months after the birth, and 786 (71.6%) women and 639 (58.2%) men in standard care. Odds ratios (
In‐hospital birth center with medical equipment on site increased overall satisfaction with all episodes of care compared with standard care. (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-06-01