The Mums Minds Matter study looks at support options for the emotional health, well-being and reduction of stress among pregnant women.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood can involve many new challenges.
This project aims to pilot three different programs of support for emotional health, to compare how they influence well-being and stress among pregnant women.
Who can participate?
We are seeking pregnant women who are participating in The ORIGINS Project to join this pilot study. All pregnant women who are participating in the ORIGINS study, who have internet access and who speak English are eligible to participate.
What does participation involve?
When you join the study, you will be randomly allocated to one of three stress-reduction training programs. All programs involve a short (around 15 minutes) meditation or relaxation exercise to complete once a day for eight weeks.
Participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire when they finish the program.
There are no costs for participation in the project and all materials will be provided.
What are the possible benefits for taking part?
We expect, based on past research, that completing these exercises will be helpful at improving your well-being and reducing your feelings of stress. Following this project, we aim to conduct a larger study that will investigate whether there are additional benefits for babies.
Additionally, if you complete the online surveys as requested, you will be reimbursed $30 at the conclusion of the study for your time.
The Mums Minds Matter project is being conducted at the Joondalup Health Campus in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute, and researchers at the University of Western Australia.
The Mums Minds Matter study is now recruiting participants.