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03 July 2008 @ 10:49 am
Homebirth Study  
(This has been posted all over the place around here, so I apologize for the duplicates you are getting on your friends list!)

My name is Desiree and I am a graduate student in the Human Sexuality Studies program at San Francisco State University. I am conducting a research study on women who chose to birth at home during 1997-2007. I am looking for women aged 21 and over who chose to birth at home in that ten-year period and who would like to talk about their choice.

To participate, you need to fit into the following requirements:

1. You gave birth between 1997 and 2007.
2. You were 21 years or older when you gave birth.
3. You chose to birth at your home or another person’s home.
4. There were no doctors, nurses or medical staff called to help with the birth in any way.

If you fit these requirements, I would like to interview you. The one-time interview will last 60 to 90 minutes. You will also be asked to fill out a 10 minute demographic survey at the end of the interview. The interview will be at a time and private location convenient to you. I can also conduct your interview over the phone, if that would be convenient for you. Your confidentiality will be kept at all times and your name will not be linked to this study. Interviews will be recorded for research purposes only and the recordings will be erased at the end of the study. I will only keep the typed-up version of the interviews. At the end of the interview, you will get a gift card for your time.

This study will allow you to share your birth story and add to the information that is building about homebirth in the United States.

If you are interested in participating in this study and setting up an interview time or have any questions, please contact me at: