Our new survey explores Covid-19 impact on NHS maternity care

18 August 2020

NHS maternity units have been restricting men’s access both pre- and post-natally since the start of lockdown, but restrictions have varied geographically, and their impact is unknown.

Our survey on Covid-19 and Maternity Services in the UK, which we are launching today, aims to build up a detailed picture of what has been happening, and how people have felt about it.

The survey has three ‘tracks’: one for MUMS, one for DADS (or mums’ partners), and one for PROFESSIONALS working in the maternity sector. For each participant-type we have tried to keep the questions as brief as possible, but also to explore in some depth the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on families’ experiences. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Becoming a parent – especially for the first time – is amazing, but it can also be stressful and scary. We want to find out how fathers, mothers and maternity practitioners have been coping with reduced face-to-face support options in these extraordinary times, and to hear any ideas they might have for designing supportive services going forward.

Here’s the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6FWHYYL.

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