Any volunteers to fill in a short questionnaire for my research on birth?

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  1. LilMinx

    LilMinx Well-Known Member

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    I have been studying on my access course for almost 2 years and I will be a student midwife in september! My husband and I have also been trying to conceive for 3 years.

    As part of my Access to Higher Education course I am conducting research into the choices made about giving birth. I would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes of your time to complete a short questionnaire. It is anonymous and the information you provide is confidential. You have the right to withdraw at any point up until submission.

    If you would like to help me out then just PM me with your email address and I will send you a word document attachment with the questionnaire.

    Thank you so much

    xxx
     
  2. LilMinx

    LilMinx Well-Known Member

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    Pretty please help a student in distress? :cry:


    xxx
     
  3. LilMinx

    LilMinx Well-Known Member

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    thank you for the responses so far :)

    Just in case anyone is wary about giving out their email address, I will copy the questionnaire out here and if you would like to take part then you can copy and paste it into a PM.

    Birth Choices Questionnaire

    As part of my Access to Higher Education course I am conducting research into the choices made about giving birth. I would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes of your time to complete this short questionnaire. It is anonymous and the information you provide is confidential. You have the right to withdraw at any point up until submission.
    Please highlight one answer to each question in a different colour or by underlining, unless otherwise stated.

    1. What is your gender?

    Male

    Female

    Prefer not to say



    2. Which age group are you in?


    18 – 25
    26 – 35
    36 – 45
    46 – 55
    56 – 65
    66 – 75
    76 – 85
    86 and over


    3. Have you or your partner ever given birth?


    Yes, I have given birth

    Yes, my partner has given birth

    No, but I plan to have children - Please go to question 8

    No, I do not plan to have children - Please go to question 11


    4. Which of the following options applies to where you or your partner gave birth?


    Please indicate whether this was a 1st 2nd 3rd 4th birth or more by highlighting or writing in the appropriate number


    Planned to give birth at home and gave birth at home 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ...th

    Planned to give birth in hospital and gave birth in hospital 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ...th

    Planned to give birth at home but gave birth in hospital 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ...th

    Planned to give birth in hospital but gave birth at home 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ...th

    Did not have a choice over where to give birth 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ...th

    Other please specify..... 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ...th


    5. What does having a safe birth mean to you?

    Please place the following 4 options in rank order of which you feel are the most important. 1 being most important and 4 being the least important

    ….. Having competent, qualified midwives attend

    ….. Having immediate access to emergency hospital facilities

    ….. Being able to have pain relief, such as an epidural

    ….. Having uninterrupted and continuous emotional and physical support


    6. If you or your partner have given birth at home and in a hospital, which did you feel was a safer experience?

    Please highlight one answer and explain your choice

    Both felt safe

    Neither felt safe

    Not applicable

    Giving birth at home was safer

    Giving birth in hospital was safer


    This is because......




    7. If you or your partner did not have a choice of where you could give birth, which of the following options would you have considered to be the safest?


    Please highlight one answer and explain your choice

    Hospital

    Home Birth

    Midwifery led unit

    Not applicable


    This is because......




    8. If you or your partner have given birth in hospital by choice or want to give birth in hospital, what were / are the reasons for this decision?

    Please highlight all that apply

    Safety of self and baby

    Having medical staff / Doctors nearby

    Never considered another option

    Use of hospital equipment if needed

    Not applicable

    Other Please specify.....



    9. If you or your partner have given birth at home by choice or want to give birth at home, what were / are your reasons for this decision?

    Please highlight all that apply

    Safety of self and baby

    Having one-to-one care from a midwife

    Comfort / privacy of own home

    Not being separated from friends/ family

    Not applicable

    Other Please specify.....



    10. Did any of the following factors influence any of your decisions about where you or your partner gave birth or would like to give birth?

    Please highlight all that apply

    Opinions of friends / family / colleagues

    Advice from a midwife or Doctor

    Film or Television footage depicting birth

    Internet chat rooms / websites

    Nothing influenced the decision

    Other Please specify.....


    11. Which of the following words do you associate with home and hospital birth?


    Please highlight all that apply

    Home birth:

    Safe

    Dangerous

    Natural

    Risky

    None of these

    Other Please specify.....


    Hospital birth:

    Safe

    Dangerous

    Natural

    Risky

    None of these

    Other Please specify.....


    12. Which one of the following statements best describes your feelings about birth?

    It is not safe for women to give birth at home

    It is safe for women to give birth at home if a midwife agrees

    Giving birth in hospital is safer than giving birth at home

    None of the above



    Thank you for your time :flower:
     
  4. xCookieDough

    xCookieDough Well-Known Member

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    I will do it hun :D
    __XO
     
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  6. LilMinx

    LilMinx Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much


    xxx

    Are there any mums on here who have had a hospital birth as well as a home birth? I haven't had many with that response yet :)

    x
     
  7. bexbexbex

    bexbexbex Well-Known Member

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    im away to do it too. x
     
  8. Lucy22

    Lucy22 Mama,Daddy & 2 Princesses

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    I'll do it. Will I PM it to you?
     

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