Fear of Childbirth Study


Please fill out our to register to participate.

We would like to say a huge ‘thank-you’ to everyone who has already participated, without you the work that we do at the PAR Lab would not be possible!

To be eligible you must be

  • pregnant and
  • 18 years or older

Participation requires 1.0 to 1.5 hours of your time and involves an online survey and a brief telephone interview. You will be asked about your background, reproductive history, current pregnancy, mood, feelings about childbirth as well as any history of sexual abuse or trauma.

Fears of childbirth are common, and as many as one out of every four women reports fears related to childbirth. These fears have been associated with a number of birth-related and mental health difficulties. This study aims to validate a new measure of childbirth fears and concerns, in order to help health care providers identify women with these fears and respond with appropriate care.