If you have any questions about pregnancy in Oxfordshire and Covid-19 please see the Oxford University Hospitals website Frequently asked Questions here.
What do we do?
Oxfordshire Maternity Voices Partnership is a team of users, parents, parents to be and service representatives, midwives, doctors and commissioners.
We work together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity services. We’re an independent body and are involved with local organisations and groups associated with maternity services in the county.
You can find our dedicated committee and user reps out and about in the community collecting feedback from families about their experiences of using local maternity services. You can also access our online survey and some fantastic groups for expectant parents, new parents and parents who have experienced a loss, as well as lots of information about what we do on social media.
We are interested in all aspects of a woman’s maternity care – from your booking in appointment with a community midwife to your handover to the health visiting team at around day 10 after the birth of your baby and everything in between.
Questions we might ask are:
– What was good about your experience of maternity care?
– What, if anything, wasn’t good?
– What ideas do you have for improvements?
If you would like to be actively involved or leave any feedback please message us on Facebook or on Instagram using the handle @oxfordshiremvp or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We use feedback to identify improvements that can be made for pregnant people in Oxfordshire, from improving perinatal mental health support to ensuring continuation of care within the midwifery team.
Every family’s birth experience is different, and we use our feedback to improve and enhance all aspects of birth to help Oxfordshire people feel listened to and valued in their birth choices.
Being a new parent can be daunting and having a good support structure is essential. OMVP are here to help support families in this critical and private time.
I can’t recommend the (Cotswold Birthing) centre and its staff highly enough. The birthing experience and prenatal care was everything I could have hoped for…it was a very personal experience, putting you in control of all aspects of your birth
18th October 2019
The midwives at the Spires were great, really attentive and gave personal care. The water bath was brilliant and I was given my own room after the birth. Visiting hours were really good too and this was important so that may family including my daughter could see us without hassle.
16th October 2019
My Caesarean was very calm, relaxed and my baby entered the world calmly. We also had immediate skin to skin and she latched on to BF (breast feed) within the first hour. The lead up to the op after arriving was also very good. The anaesthetist and surgeon introduced themselves, were very friendly and totally put my mind at ease.
15 October 2019
The staff remained calm and kept us informed of what was happening the whole way through. As much of my birth plan was respected as possible.
15 October 2019