New Mothers Experiences of Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum during Covid-19 in the U.S.
The coronavirus brought many unknowns and fears to people in the United States in 2020. This study is a mixed method study looking at the experiences of women in the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum stages of pregnancy and how COVID-19 affected them. Two surveys will be sent to participants with the first survey collecting demographic data.The second survey has been developed from the Coronavirus Perinatal Experiences Impact Survey and will provide insight into the impact the pandemic had on these women’s experiences. From the survey participants, a smaller group of women will be interviewed using open-ended questions. The interviews will be coded, compared, and common themes identified. The number of interviews used will be determined by the saturation of information. The results of this qualitative study will be published and disseminated to aid new mothers during COVID-19 and any pandemics that follow.
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