Catrin Roberts

Bangor University: Midwifery

Catrin Roberts

Bangor University: Midwifery

The ideal situation would be that every woman in Wales is given the opportunity to speak in their first language during the birth of her child without the need to ask or apologise, and that this provision is equal to any other provision offered through the maternity services within the NHS. 

 This project will be based on qualitative research into the experiences of Welsh-speaking women, in terms of receiving the Active Offer when giving birth, and will look at how language can influence the quality of the experience. It is anticipated that there will also be benefits for Welsh speaking midwives, as job satisfaction depends on the communication relationship with the mother.  

Start Date: October 2019