Women are being asked for their views on what kind of care they expect to receive from maternity services.
The NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has asked Explain Research to talk to 1,000 women of child bearing age.
The aim is to find out what is important in terms of the healthcare women receive at all stages of their pregnancy, including antenatal care, labour and delivery, and following the birth of their baby.
Dr Ruth Evans, clinical director of NHS North Tyneside CCG, said: “We hope this research will provide a much better understanding of the wishes of local women throughout their pregnancy and following delivery.
“It will also provide a better understanding of the model of care women want when they deliver the baby.
“While we already have a lot of information about maternity services, the research over the next few weeks will provide more detail.”
All responses will remain confidential. The information will help CCG when developing future commissioning plans for maternity services.