Feathering the nest: what women want from the birth environment.

  title={Feathering the nest: what women want from the birth environment.},
  author={Debbie Singh and Mary Newburn},
  journal={RCM midwives : the official journal of the Royal College of Midwives},
  volume={9 7},
The National Childbirth Trust wants all women to be able to give birth with confidence and dignity, and believes it is important for women to begin motherhood feeling fit and well, good about themselves, and valued and supported by others. Good health and positive experiences can act as a buffer against the tiredness and demands of looking after a new baby. This paper draws on surveys conducted in 2003 and 2005 to describe what women want and need from birth environments, and how these factors… CONTINUE READING