Women's and birthing peoples’ experiences of care during pregnancy, birth and after birth
- Are you pregnant (at least 28 weeks) or given birth in the last two years?
- Have two or more long-term health conditions (physical/mental)?
Can you help improve care by telling researchers what pregnancy and birth was like for you?
More and more people are living with 2 or more long-term health conditions. Some people may experience difficulties managing several long-term health conditions. They may have to coordinate appointments with different specialists and their medications need to be managed carefully.
During pregnancy, these challenges may increase. We know that it is becoming more common for women to have 2 or more long-term health conditions before pregnancy, but we don’t understand why this is and what the consequences are for mothers and babies.
Without this deeper understanding of the problem, women with several long-term health conditions may not have the best experience of care before, during and after pregnancy because services are not tailored to their specific needs.
This study will give healthcare professionals and women a much better understanding of having 2 or more long-term health conditions in pregnancy. Through this enhanced understanding, we will be able to plan and design services that meet the needs of women and their families before, during and after the birth of their babies.