INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN VALUABLE RESEARCH INTO THE MATERNAL “BABY BRAIN”
Tēnā koutou! We are Kate Connolly and Kate Pennell, students of clinical psychology at Massey University. We are hoping to connect with you because we are researching the phenomenon commonly termed “baby brain”. The idea that women may not be as ‘mentally sharp’ during pregnancy/haputanga is one that forms part of the common rhetoric for pregnant New Zealanders, and we are therefore investigating how pregnancy might impact women in either positive or negative ways.
In order to collect information for our research, we hope to recruit a group of women who are having their first baby, and who are able to meet with us in their third trimester of pregnancy.
Participation is really quite straight forward. We would meet with you for approximately an hour at a location convenient to you. During this time we would ask you to complete some cognitive measures (which are like puzzles) and questionnaires. Performance on these measures can then be compared with women who are not pregnant to see if there are any differences between the groups. After baby is born, we would also ask you to complete some short questionnaires (via email).
You would be compensated for your time with a $20 New World voucher.
Thank you so much for your interest. Maternal wellbeing is such an important field that we are passionate about, and we’d like to spread the word about our research as far and wide as possible. So please, if you know of anyone else that might be interested, do let them know.
Ngā mihi nui
Kate Pennell and Kate Connolly
FREE Phone:0800 BABYBRAIN (0800 222 927)
Text: 021 834 886