I’m passing this along for Holly Witteman, a PhD student at the University of Toronto. Please participate!
ETA: Holly just contacted me, and she has closed some of the surveys because they have received so many responses. Thanks to everyone for participating! She is still looking for American women who fit any of the following criteria:
- have chosen to give birth at a birth center
- have chosen to give birth attended by a family physician
- have chosen to give birth unassisted (unassisted will close soon -- that bin is almost full.)
She is also still looking for responses in all categories from women who live in Canada.
Subject: Research study about choice of birth place (home, hospital, birth center) and birth attendants (OB, FP, MW, UC)
A group of researchers at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada invite you to complete a survey about where and with whom you choose to give birth.
Are you or were you planning an "elective" c-section? A hospital VBAC? A midwife-attended homebirth? An unattended childbirth? We would like to hear about your choices and ask you some questions about yourself and how you made your decisions.
You may be eligible to participate in this survey if you are currently pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months.
The survey will be completed online and will take about 30 minutes. We are looking for 400 women total to complete the survey. We will randomly select four (4) out of the 400 women to receive an honorarium. Each of those four women will receive a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, or her country's Amazon.
If you are interested in taking the survey, please follow the link to learn more about the study and see if you are eligible to participate: