NEW mums are being asked to help shape the future of maternity care.

Women who gave birth between January and February this year are being sent a survey about their recent experience of maternity care provided by the NHS.

The results will help healthcare professionals understand what they are doing right and where there needs to be improvement.

Health chiefs have stressed that taking part is voluntary and all responses will be completely confidential.

Evelyn Frame, chief midwife at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “This survey gives us the opportunity to get feedback from women who have recently been under the care of maternity services.

“It would be helpful if every woman who gets a questionnaire takes the time to complete it, as their responses can really help us focus on what we’re doing right and what we need to improve.

“The survey has questions on antenatal care, the birth experience and care at home after the birth, and women who have experienced maternity services are best placed to provide us with the information we need to ensure women get a first class service.”