Sunday, April 25, 2010

Survey for Homebirth Mothers

I am reprinting this letter verbatim as it was received on a Yahoo group to which I belong. Feel free to link, cross-post, spread around!

I took the survey, and it took about 10 minutes. Not bad!


Dear home-birthers,

I’m conducting a research study of women who planned a home birth in the U.S. with a trained birth attendant. The purpose of the survey is to take an in-depth look at women who have chosen to birth their babies at home. This project will investigate the reasons women choose home birth and try to determine their common characteristics. Your participation is important! Other women may benefit in the future from what we learn as a result of this survey. The results of this study may help to ease the stigma associated with home birth. The information you provide will be kept confidential. The results of the study will be used for scholarly purposes only. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Simply click on the link below, or cut and paste the entire URL into your browser to access the survey:

*If you know of others who have planned a home birth and may be willing to complete this survey, please give them the link to this survey or ask them to contact me at the email address listed below.*

Feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions or comments, or would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey. Thank you so much for your consideration!

Julie Grimsley
M.A. Psychology candidate
University of West Florida
Pensacola, Florida

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