New Study: 6,101 Australian women said what they would do differently if they had another baby….

Toni Harman
6 min readSep 5, 2023

New study: 6,101 Australian women answered the survey question ‘Would you do anything different if you were to have another baby?’

More than 85% of the responses said they’d do things differently next time around. Find out exactly what women actually want from their pregnancy and birth experiences in this blog-article.

New Study: 6,101 women answered: “What would you do different if you were to have another baby?”
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Most Australian women would do things differently if they had another baby.

That’s according to new research by Dr Hazel Keedle and Professor Hannah Dahlen (who featured in our Microbirth film) and other researchers in a new study.

In the study, 6,101 Australian women answered the survey question ‘Would you do anything different if you were to have another baby?’

More than 85% of the responses came from women who said they would do things differently the next time around.

39.2% of comments said they wanted to avoid what happened in their previous pregnancy and birth experience.

The research was published by Keedle H. et al., in the British Medical Journal Open on 4th September 2023.

Read on below for more details about the new study… and my take-home message.

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The Study:

The research was based on The Birth Experience Study (BESt) online survey — this explored pregnancy, birth and postnatal experiences for women who gave birth during 2016–2021 in Australia.

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Toni Harman

I help parents and health professionals better understand the science of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the microbiome. https://linktr.ee/toniharman