Fear of Childbirth Study


Thank you for you interest in becoming involved in our Fear of Childbirth Study. Please click the link below to fill out our intake survey.




If you are pregnant and 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate. 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.