I received the following request from a researcher at the NYU Institute of Journalism:
I am currently in search of New York City mothers who would be interested in sharing their out-of-hospital birth stories.
The interviews would be used as part of my dissertation for the New York University Institute of Journalism. My research focuses on the increase in home birth and birth center births in the past decade, specifically in New York City. I've so far primarily conducted interviews with midwives and birth professionals, and now I’d like to get in touch with parents. We would mainly discuss your reasons for an out-of-hospital birth, as well as the actual birth story and your reflections on the experience.
If you have had—or are planning to have—a home birth or a birth center birth in the New York City area, and would be interested in participating, please let me know. I’d be happy to provide more details and set up a brief interview with you (done either in person or by phone). I can best be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance for your time, and I look forward to hearing your stories.