Research opportunities: calling new mums!

Are you interested in contributing to research that will enhance understanding of how best to support mums and babies?

MumsAid is happy to share details of new research opportunities for recent mothers that have been approved by university ethics committees.

Stress, anxiety & social support after giving birth

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:

https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_37YBWx0ayaIhNnD

OR contact joanna.maher@hmc.ox.ac.uk 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.

Positive psychology for postnatal depression

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 u1954901@uel.ac.uk.

How antenatal preparation impacts mothers’ experience

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:

https://livpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/j…/form/SV_abGTXNxkDs7nOcJ