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Professor Marian Knight

Professor Marian Knight, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professor in Public Health, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University. Chief Investigator for the National Maternal Near-miss Surveillance Programme (UKNeS)www. Npeu. Ox. Ac. Uk/uknes.

  • Background

    Professor Marian Knight, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professor in Public Health, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University. Chief Investigator for the National Maternal Near-miss Surveillance Programme (UKNeS)www....

  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Craig

    Craig's wife (Hana - Interview28) was expecting twins, her first pregnancy. At 37 weeks she started to feel very ill with suspected obstetric cholestasis. His wife's labour was induced but she was soon rushed through for an emergency caesarian section.

  • Background

    Craig is a software engineer, married with twins. White British.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Mike

    Although Mike's wife (Joanna - Interview 07) had caesarean with her first baby, they were advised she could try for a natural birth. Jo went into labour at home, 9 days overdue. A searing pain developed. She had had a uterine rupture which was undiscovered. Their baby died in utero.

  • Background

    Mike is a police officer, married with one daughter. His wife was expecting their second daughter. White British.

  • Age at interview 34
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Hana

    Hana was expecting twins, her first pregnancy. At 37 weeks she started to feel very ill with suspected obstetric cholestasis. Her labour was induced but she was soon rushed through for an emergency caesarian section.

  • Background

    Hana is a manager in banking and finance. She is married with twins, a boy and girl. White British.

  • Age at interview 38
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Debbie

    Debbie was expecting her second child, after her first daughter was delivered by emergency caesarian. She hoped for a vaginal birth after caesarian (VBAC). But during labour she felt a searing pain. Her uterus had ruptured and her daughter had to be delivered as an emergency.

  • Background

    Debbie is a teacher, married with two children. White British.

  • Age at interview 31
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Linda

    Linda has her daughter 23 years ago. It was a complicated birth as she was diagnosed with Bandls retraction ring during labour. Her daughter was delivered by caesarean, and she haemorrhaged. She had anemia for several months.

  • Background

    Linda is a PA, married with two grown up children. She described experiences twenty three years ago. White British.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Belinda

    When she was pregnant with her first child Belinda suffered a lot of pain and discomfort which was finally diagnosed as appendicitis. She had an appendectomy at 32 weeks and an emergency caesarean at 34 weeks. Her daughter spent time in neo-natal intensive care before coming home.

  • Background

    Belinda is a scientific officer. She is married and lives with her husband and two children. White British.

  • Age at interview 36
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Deborah

    After an easy pregnancy with her fourth child Deborah was hoping for a water birth. When she was 12 days overdue Deborah went into hospital for induction. During labour, her son suffered hypoxia and died.

  • Background

    Deborah was pregnant with her fourth child. She is married and had three previous children. White British.

  • Age at interview 41
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • James

    James and his partner were expecting their first child. After delivery his partner developed Amniotic Fluid Embolism. Both mother and baby are fine.

  • Background

    James is a counsellor. He lives with his partner and they were expecting their first daughter.

  • Age at interview 43
  • Sex/Gender Male