Please help with this important study being undertaken at Nottingham University
Are you a black or ethnic minority mum who has experienced a traumatic birth
Title: Exploring Black and Ethnic Minorities (BME) mother’s’ experiences of difficult or traumatic childbirth.
We are looking for English speaking 18+ year old women, from either Black, Middle Eastern, South Asian or East Asian backgrounds who would consider their experience of giving birth as difficult or traumatic. The focus is on BME mothers as cultural factors may also have had an impact on their experience.
The experience of giving birth can be a stressful event, and some women may find it harder than others. This can have an impact on their wellbeing, and sometimes cause them to feel as though the experience was traumatic. This study aims to identify the key characteristics of the stories of mothers who have experienced difficult or traumatic childbirths, and who are from Black, Middle Eastern, South Asian or East Asian backgrounds. There is very little research in this area and we think it is important to understand if the combinations of being a women, having a bad birthing experience, and also balancing the responsibilities that tradition, culture and/or religion may bring, has any effect on how the experience of giving birth is understood by mothers. We would also like to be able to highlight mothers’ experiences for healthcare professionals.
The researcher is based in London, but participants will be asked to take part in either a telephone or Skype interview (depending on which they would prefer), which will be audio recorded for later transcription and analysis.
The Researcher is Levine Wildman.