PREGNANCY BIRTH AND TRAUMA (PBT) STUDY
The perinatal period is a time of great change; your body, hormones, roles, relationships, and responsibilities.
While this time can bring great joy, it can also be overwhelming and at times distressing.
Some women will experience trauma during this time that can impact on coping, mental health, and the connection with their baby.
The PBT study aims to develop a questionnaire that can be used to screen for PTSD in the perinatal period – which includes trying to get pregnant, the pregnancy, birth, and the year after birth.
Participating in the study involves completing an online questionnaire about you and your perinatal experiences at mid-way through your pregnancy, and at 6-8 weeks after delivery, when we will contact you via email.
If you indicate on the questionnaire there has been a distressing and or traumatic experience, we would like to call you to do an interview. If you would prefer this interview in person, we can make this arrangement with you.
If you are over 18, are receiving antenatal care at Redcliffe Hospital, have fluent English, and would like to participate in this study, please click the button below.
If you would like to contact us about this study you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - attention Tracey Mackle
The research has been funded by a Collaborative Research Grant (CRG193-2019)