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Are you interested in contributing to research that will enhance understanding of how best to support parents and babies?
MumsAid is happy to share details of new research opportunities for pregnant mums and recent parents that have been approved by university ethics committees.
Mariana Lopes is seeking volunteers (aged 18+) to participate in her MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology dissertation project at Staffordshire University, which is exploring the experiences of men who are supporting (or have recently supported) a partner with postnatal depression. Participation will consist of a 30-minute virtual interview, and you will be gifted a £5 Amazon voucher for your participation.
If you would like to find out more information about the study, or wish to participate, please follow the link below. This will take you to an information sheet, followed by a consent form. This form includes Mariana’s contact details in case you would like to ask further questions or to organise an interview, if you would like to participate.
Researchers at the University of Oxford would like women living with a long-term health condition, aged 18 or over and who are currently pregnant or have given birth in the last year, to complete an online survey.
The team want to assess whether existing health and well-being questionnaires capture what is important to women living with long-term conditions during pregnancy, or those who have recently given birth.
A long-term health condition is considered any physical and/or mental health issue that has lasted for at least 12 months. They are keen to hear from women experiencing thyroid problems.
To access further information: click here.
Are you a first time mum based in the UK? Is your baby under 10 weeks old? Would you be interested in sharing your experiences of stress, anxiety and social support after giving birth for a new University of Oxford study?
It is hoped that this research will improve understanding of how to support new mums during this important and precious time in your child’s life.
The study will involve 2 online questionnaires and please follow the QR code or link below to take part:
OR contact email@example.com for more details
You will be prompted to leave your email address at the end of the survey. PLEASE REMEMBER to do this so we can send you the link for survey 2. Unfortunately, without both surveys your answers cannot be included in the study.
A new research study, approved by the University of East London, is exploring how positive psychology interventions that include character strength and gratitude are experienced by mothers going through postnatal depression.
Mothers who take part in the study will be provided with two positive psychology tasks that have been found to be beneficial in reducing depressive symptoms, to try every day for one week. The tasks should only take 10-15 minutes a day and participants would then be invited to discuss their experiences of using them.
If you are interested, please contact Malgorzata Mason for further details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New University of Liverpool research is looking for first-time mums living in the UK with babies born in the last 4-12 weeks.
The study aims to find out how well antenatal preparation matches actual birth experience and if this affects how women feel emotionally after giving birth.
This is an online study and you will be asked to complete survey questionnaires, which take around 25 minutes.
If you’re a first-time mum who is interested in finding out more, and to access the survey, please see: