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Fear of Childbirth Study (Extension)


Are you pregnant and very afraid of childbirth? Is your fear interfering with you functioning or causing you distress?

If you said yes to both questions, we would be grateful to hear from you!

To fill out our intake survey, please click here.

To be eligible you must be

  • pregnant,
  • 18 years or older, and
  • experiencing high levels of fear of childbirth.

Participation requires up to 1 hour of your time beginning with a brief online survey and a 45-minute telephone interview. You will be asked about your background, reproductive history, current pregnancy, feelings about childbirth as well as anxiety-related symptoms you may be experiencing.

To fill out our intake survey, please click here.

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 extension aims to better understand the nature of childbirth fear and to determine which mental health difficulties are most relevant to childbirth related fear, so that in future women seeking support may be offered specific interventions designed according to the nature of their difficulties.

To fill out our intake survey, please click here.