Maternity Partnership

Each year the Maternity Partnership conducts a series of focus groups throughout the district to listen to the views and experiences of new mums and mums-to-be on topics chosen by people who use the service. This year, the Maternity Partnership will focus on understanding birthing experiences of women.

The findings then help the Maternity Partnership to identify what is important to those using maternity services and make subsequent improvements.

The Maternity partnership is made up of members of the public as well as health professionals who work together to improve maternity services across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

The theme for this year’s Discussion Groups is personalised choice during pregnancy and birthing. The aim of the focus groups is to hear from women and their families to help us improve the birthing experience of women through a better understanding of their needs so we can shape the offer of personalised care in Bradford. 

We want to understand your experience of having a baby so we can improve services, highlight areas of good practice and where things haven’t gone so well, look at how this can be avoided and improved. 

We are looking at 3 areas:


  • This is the support and information before the birth of your baby.

Labour and Birth

  • This is about the planning and decisions about where to have your baby.


  • This will be to look at support and information after the baby, e.g with feeding

The report containing the findings of these focus groups can be downloaded, here

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