Experiences of receiving and providing maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia: A five-cohort cross-sectional comparison
Zoe Bradfield, Karen Wynter, Yvonne Hauck, Vidanka Vasilevski, Lesley Kuliukas, Alyce N Wilson, Rebecca A Szabo, Caroline SE Homer, Linda Sweet
PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021
INTRODUCTION: The global COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way health care is delivered in many countries around the world. Evidence on the experience of those receiving or providing maternity care is important to guide practice through this challenging time. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Australia. Five key stakeholder cohorts were included to explore and compare the experiences of those receiving or providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women, their partners, midwives, medical practitioners and midwifery students who had received or provided maternity care from March 2020 onwards in Australia were recruited via social media and invited to participate in..View full abstract
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