The Maternity Support Survey asks doulas, childbirth educators, and labor and delivery nurses from across the United States and Canada about their knowledge and attitudes toward current childbirth practices, technologies and support.
It is the first study to explore three different, but related, occupations in terms of their approach to maternal support and care. This research will investigate include: whether doulas and childbirth educators view their maternity support work as a career, how doulas and childbirth educators establish their expertise, how technology affects workload among labor and delivery nurses, how maternity support workers are affected by managed care and litigation concerns, and emotional burnout among maternity support workers.
The Maternity Support Survey has partnered with the following organizations in the recruitment of participants: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); Birthing from Within; Lamaze International; International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA); BirthWorks; DONA International; toLABOR (formerly ALACE); and CAPPACanada.
If you are not a member of one of these national organizations OR have NOT received an email from your organization inviting you to take the survey, here’s how you can share your views:
The survey is available online for US residents here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MaternitySupportSurveyXLink
The survey is available online for Canadian residents here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MaternitySupportSurveyCAXLink
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and your participation is entirely voluntary. The research team will NOT have any way of personally identifying you or your responses, and we will not contact you for any purposes unrelated to this survey or give your information to any commercial organizations. For questions or feedback, please contact Louise M. Roth, PhD <lroth at email dot arizona dot edu>
The Maternity Support Survey has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arizona, and Louise M. Roth, PhD, is the Principal Investigator of the study. Other team members include Christine Morton, PhD (Co-PI), Marla Marek, RNC, BSN, MSN, PhD(c), Megan Henley, Nicole Heidbreder, Miriam Sessions, Jennifer Torres, and Katie Pine, PhD.