I recently got an email from a college student at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She is working on a research project on maternal psychological experience of birth and feelings about relationships and motherhood. In English, what effect your experiences during birth had on your perceptions and emotions as a new mom.
She has had no problem finding first time moms to take her survey, but moms of slightly larger families have been a bit more difficult to come by. She's looking for any mom of a baby 12 months or younger (whether this is your 1st or your 12th) to take a brief 20-30 minute survey.
Her college is pretty liberal, so I was initially skeptical about the spin she was looking for....but I've read her proposal and the entire survey, and she's not only on the up and up, but seems to really be onto something with the questions she's asking.
So, if you have the time, help Samantha out. If not, please consider making the time. She's trying to help all of us and, through us, our children.
Here's the link www.surveymonkey.com/s/birthandmotherhood
The study closes March 6th, so don't dawdle too long. Thank you.