Same Sex Couples Using Maternity Services

Same Sex Couples Using Maternity Services

Are you a same sex couple contemplating pregnancy or already pregnant?

What are your experiences of maternity services?

Do you believe that lesbian women or same sex couples have specific needs when using maternity services?

I am a practising midwife in Northern Ireland undertaking a masters programme of study. I am currently putting together a project proposal on how maternity services could be improved to enhance the experiences of lesbian women and same sex couples contemplating pregnancy or who are pregnant already.

I would love to hear comments, good or bad from women who have experienced maternity services and disclosed their sexuality at the beginning of or during their pregnancy. I hope to use feedback to develop a training and updating program for midwives who will be directly involved in the care of same sex couples during their pregnancy.

Please be assured of complete confidentiality, no identifying material will be used.

Thank you,

Melanie Fitzpatrick

mfitzpatrick04@qub.ac.uk





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