Planning Healthy Pregnancies CU00623

Are you a mother of more than one young child? Did you have children close together in age? Or were your pregnancies further apart? We want to hear the perspective of mothers of who have more than one young child or baby in recent years.              

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About the project

The Planning Healthy Pregnancies Research Group looks at existing health information to identify factors which may cause unhealthy pregnancies and unhealthy babies. Several things can affect the health of mothers and their babies, including the outcomes of previous pregnancies and the length of time between pregnancies. Using a large amount of information on hundreds of thousands of births, the research identifies ways that families can plan for healthier pregnancies and healthier babies in Australia and elsewhere.

About the position

Researchers from Curtin University are looking for three women from the community to join a consumer reference group. They would like to work with and gain the perspectives of mothers of young children and babies to help provide their lived experience to the research.

What am I expected to do?

Reference Group members will:

  • Provide a “lived- experience” of motherhood and pregnancy
  • Provide feedback on the results of the research and the meaning of the results for the community
  • Provide input on how the research is conducted
  • Participate in activities of the group

What skills or experience do I need?

Researchers are looking for women who have had at least one previous pregnancy. Researchers would like to include women of different ages who have been pregnant between 18 and 45 years of age.

What is the time commitment?

Two years. Two meetings per year. Starting in July 2017

Where will meetings be held?

Building 400, School of Public Health, Curtin University

What support is offered?

$30 honorarium per hour for meetings attended. Free training and mentoring is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.  

Applications have now closed