Healthwatch survey – new mums experiences of postnatal care

30 October 2023
postnatal care mum baby
postnatal care mum and newborn

As a younger mum (under 25 years old), what experiences and challenges has there been after the birth of your baby? How was your care?

Healthwatch North Yorkshire, the independent health and social care champion, are running a survey to hear your views.

As an independent charity commissioned by North Yorkshire Council to deliver statutory duties, Healthwatch North Yorkshire’s sole purpose is to make care better. They talk to people about their experiences and signpost them to local services and sources of help and information, advocacy services and support groups.

One of their areas of focus is postnatal care (after giving birth). If you or someone you know has given birth (up to 18 months ago), then Healthwatch would love to hear about the care received after arriving home.

  • Has it been a positive experience?
  • What needs to be improved?
  • How was your NHS community midwife?
  • What were the 6-8 check-ups with your GP like?
  • Have voluntary and community organisations helped?

Take the survey or join their focus group on Monday 13 November 2023 here.

What you tell Healthwatch is anonymous and will be used to produce a report which will be shared with service providers to
help influence how services are designed and delivered.

The survey is open to mothers of all ages and closes at 5pm on 30 November 2023. 

Alternatively, you can contact Healthwatch directly to share your views:

  • Telephone 01423 788 128 (Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4.30pm)
  • Email
  • Comment on social media, tagging Healthwatch or using the hashtag #HealthwatchPostnatalCare

Your feedback can help improve community postnatal care for everyone