About This Website
A list of frequently asked questions about the Having a Baby in Queensland website is provided below.
Women in Queensland have said they want access to clear, unbiased and trusworthy information to be able to make informed decisions during pregnancy, birth and soon after birth. Previously, women have experienced difficulties accessing this kind of information and getting answers to their questions. Some women have also reported receiving inconsistent information from different people, or not knowing what information to trust. The Having a Baby in Queensland was developed to address this problem.
Who is this website for?
The Having a Baby in Queensland website was developed for maternity care consumers in Queensland (women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby). We believe the website will also be useful for the family and friends of maternity care consumers, for maternity care providers, and for others.
What is on this website?
This website provides women and their families with information and several tools to help with decision-making. The information and tools may help you know what to expect at different times, help you know what your options are, and help you make plans and decisions that are best for you.
When providing information on this website, we make sure that the information is:Comprehensive: Providing comprehensive information means giving you all the available information on a particular topic, not selected parts of information only
Trustworthy: The information on this website has been put together by researchers in the Queensland Centre for Mothers & Babies. The information is evidence-based, that is, it is based on information from quality scientific studies, as well as from other women and health care providers. We will always tell you where the information has come from, so you can decide how to use it.
Current: The information on this website is regularly monitored. We will always tell you when the information was last updated so you can check how current it is.
Understandable: Where we use words that you might not have come across before, we tell you what they mean.Impartial: We don't favour one maternity care option over another. Instead, this website includes neutral and unbiased information, and we support you to make decisions based on your individual needs and preferences
Non-Judgemental: We believe it's up to you to decide what's best for yourself and your baby. We don't judge women for the decisions they make.
If you believe we could do any of these things better, please let us know. You can use the Contact Us page to send us your feedback.
Is this website meant to replace care from a maternity care provider?
No. The information and tools on this website are not meant to replace receiving care from a maternity care provider. However, we do believe that the information on this website could be a useful part of the interaction between women and their care providers. We also believe that the information on the website will help women and their care providers to work together as a team when making decisions about their maternity care.
Does this website provide medical advice?
No. The website does not provide medical advice.
Can I give you feedback and suggestions?
Of course! We encourage you to provide feedback and suggestions about content, improvements or additions to the website. For example, we would love to hear your suggestions for topics for our Fact Sheets, for words to include in Birthspeak, or for information to include in Birthplace. Also, if you read something that does not seem accurate or up-to-date, we'd like to know that also. You can use the Contact Us page to send us your feedback.