The Transition to Motherhood Study

Are you expecting your first child and in your third trimester of pregnancy?

Researchers at Deakin University are inviting women who are currently pregnant with their first baby, are in their third trimester of pregnancy (27-40 weeks) and are over the age of 18 years to participate in a study investigating the transition to first-time motherhood and mental health and wellbeing. This study is investigating the factors that make women more or less vulnerable to experiencing psychological adjustment difficulties during the transition to motherhood so we can work out how best to support women both before and after they have their baby.

Specifically we want to know how factors such as partner support, infant caregiving, expectations of motherhood and infant temperament impact on emotional wellbeing of women during this transition.

If you would like to participate you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire at three time points across your transition to motherhood:

i) during your third trimester (27 - 40 weeks), ii) 3 months after your baby's expected due date, and iii) 6 months after your baby's expected due date.

The questionnaire asks about your experience of pregnancy, relationships, your perceptions of partner support, your expectations of motherhood and your mood. The first questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes and subsequent questionnaires take between 40 - 50 minutes of your time. Upon completion of the final questionnaire at 6 months after your baby's expected date, you will go in the draw to win a $100 gift voucher as a token of our appreciation.
Please click the following link to be taken to the survey:

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