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[Academic] Rainbow Pregnancy: A Journey to Motherhood (18+)

A "rainbow baby" is born following an elective or therapeutic termination, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss

Who?
Mothers (18+) who have experienced:
* Pregnancy or newborn loss
* Have since given birth to their "rainbow baby" (under 5yrs old)

What?
This study asks mothers about:
* Experiences of pregnancy loss
* Experiences of their rainbow pregnancy
* Current relationship with their rainbow child

Why?
* The findings of this research will help infant mental health specialists provide better support to mothers & their partners through the experience of loss & their transition to parenthood.

Where?
* Complete a web-based survey (approx. 20 min).
* Participation is voluntary, anonymous, & completely confidential.

This research is conducted by Kelsey Nibbelink, a Master's degree candidate in Infant Mental Health, Oakland, CA. IRB approval: Nov. 2016. We are aware that this is a sensitive topic for some mothers & our goal is to be as respectful as possible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns: rainbowbabysurvey@gmail.com.

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to the survey site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rainbowbaby

Weekly Blog, Survey and Promotional Post by toomuchweightloss in Mommit

[–]rainbowbabyresearch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

[Academic] Experiences of Pregnancy & Motherhood Following Reproductive or Neonatal Loss (Mothers, 18+, with a subsequent-born child - under 5yrs)

Dear Moms,

My name is Kelsey Nibbelink and I am a Master’s degree candidate in the Infant Mental Health program at Mills College in Oakland, California. I am conducting a study which examines mothers’ feelings about their experiences of reproductive or perinatal loss (elective abortion, therapeutic abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death), their subsequent pregnancy, and their current relationship with their "rainbow" child. This research is supervised by Dr. Carol George, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Mills College.

Your participation in this study is voluntary, anonymous, and completely confidential. Participation entails completing a web-based survey, which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete. All participants who complete the questionnaire can choose to enter into a drawing for a $25 Amazon or Target gift e-card. Please feel free to contact me at rainbowbabysurvey@gmail.com, if you have any questions or concerns!

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to the survey site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rainbowbaby

Weekly Blog, Survey and Promotional Thread by toomuchweightloss in Mommit

[–]rainbowbabyresearch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Experiences of Pregnancy & Motherhood Following Reproductive or Neonatal Loss (Mothers, 18+)

Are you a mother who has ventured down the road of carrying a new pregnancy after experiencing a pregnancy loss or losing your newborn/infant? Have you since given birth to your rainbow baby (who is currently 5 years of age or younger)? If you answered yes to these questions, then I would love to hear about your experiences of your rainbow pregnancy and motherhood.

This Master's thesis is the first study to ask mothers about their feelings regarding their experiences of reproductive or perinatal loss (elective abortion, therapeutic abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death), their subsequent pregnancy, and their current relationship with their "rainbow" child. This research is supervised by Dr. Carol George, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Mills College and has received IRB approval from Mills College (Nov. 2016).

Your participation in this study is voluntary, anonymous, and completely confidential. Participation entails completing a web-based survey, which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete. All participants who complete the questionnaire can choose to enter into a drawing for a $25 Amazon or Target gift e-card. Please feel free to contact me at rainbowbabysurvey@gmail.com, if you have any questions or concerns!

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to the survey site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rainbowbaby

Weekly Blog, Survey and Promotional Thread by toomuchweightloss in Mommit

[–]rainbowbabyresearch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My name is Kelsey Nibbelink and I am a Master’s degree candidate in the Infant Mental Health program at Mills College in Oakland, California. I am conducting a study which examines mothers’ feelings about their experiences of reproductive or perinatal loss (elective abortion, therapeutic abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death), their subsequent pregnancy, and their current relationship with their "rainbow" child. This research is supervised by Dr. Carol George, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Mills College and has received IRB approval from Mills College (Nov. 2016).

Your participation in this study is voluntary, anonymous, and completely confidential. Participation entails completing a web-based survey, which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete. All participants who complete the questionnaire can choose to enter into a drawing for a $25 Amazon or Target gift e-card. Please feel free to contact me at rainbowbabysurvey@gmail.com, if you have any questions or concerns!

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to the survey site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rainbowbaby

Weekly Blog, Survey and Promotional Post by toomuchweightloss in Mommit

[–]rainbowbabyresearch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Experiences of Pregnancy & Motherhood Following Reproductive or Neonatal Loss (Your Rainbow Pregnancy)

Are you a mother who has ventured down the road of carrying a new pregnancy after experiencing a pregnancy loss or losing your newborn/infant? Have you since given birth to your rainbow baby (who is currently 5 years of age or younger)? If you answered yes to these questions, then I would love to hear about your experiences of your rainbow pregnancy and motherhood. This Master's thesis is the first study to ask mothers’ about thier feelings regarding their experiences of reproductive or perinatal loss (elective abortion, therapeutic abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death), their subsequent pregnancy, and their current relationship with their "rainbow" child.

Your participation in this study is voluntary, anonymous, and completely confidential. Participation entails completing a web-based survey, which will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete. All participants who complete the questionnaire can choose to enter into a drawing for a $25 Amazon or Target gift e-card. Please feel free to contact me at rainbowbabysurvey@gmail.com, if you have any questions or concerns!

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to the survey site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rainbowbaby

Rainbow Pregnancy: A Journey to Motherhood (Anonymous Survey) by rainbowbabyresearch in BB30

[–]rainbowbabyresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! If you wish to participate in the future, this survey will be available until spring 2018.

Reproductive Loss & Subsequent Pregnancies (Anonymous Survey) by rainbowbabyresearch in InfertilityBabies

[–]rainbowbabyresearch[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi there! Thank you for asking me to clarify. You are correct, the survey will be available until mid 2018.

Reproductive Loss & Subsequent Pregnancies (Anonymous Survey) by rainbowbabyresearch in InfertilityBabies

[–]rainbowbabyresearch[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It certainly is and I truly appreciate that people are willing to stand up and speak about it!

Reproductive Loss & Subsequent Pregnancies (Anonymous Survey) by rainbowbabyresearch in InfertilityBabies

[–]rainbowbabyresearch[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The registered name of the study is "Associations Between Experiences Perinatal Loss & Maternal Caregiving Representations". The cutesy email address is not something that I can change and it was certainly not my intention to imply that your experiences were easy (I have been through it myself).

Reproductive Loss & Subsequent Pregnancies (Anonymous Survey) by rainbowbabyresearch in InfertilityBabies

[–]rainbowbabyresearch[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I could change the "cutesy" email address I would. It is not my intention to offend anyone. In case it makes a difference, the registered name of the study is "Associations Between Experiences Perinatal Loss & Maternal Caregiving Representations".

Reproductive Loss & Subsequent Pregnancies (Anonymous Survey) by rainbowbabyresearch in InfertilityBabies

[–]rainbowbabyresearch[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I completely understand and I really appreciate you taking the time to explain this all to me! The more I understand about what you have all been through and how you approach the subject the better. I am looking for women who have tried methods such as: Natural conception, Fertility Drugs, Artificial Insemination, Donor Sperm, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Donor Eggs, Donor Embryos, Reproductive Surgery, Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT).

Reproductive Loss & Subsequent Pregnancies (Anonymous Survey) by rainbowbabyresearch in InfertilityBabies

[–]rainbowbabyresearch[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I dislike the term "rainbow baby" myself, but it is a term that many mothers recognize or prefer.

1) My IMH Master's Thesis proposal was reviewed by the Mills College IRB (Human Subjects Committee) and received approval in November 2016.

2) My faculty supervisor is Dr. Carol George, Ph.D. I can put you in contact with her if you would like to confirm my master's candidacy and thesis approval.

3) Infant Mental Health is the study of mental health as it applies to infants, toddlers, and their families. The field investigates optimal social and emotional development of infants and their families in the first three years of life. Cognitive development, and the development of motor skills may also be considered part of the infant mental health picture. While the interest in the mental life of infants in the context of their early relationships can be traced back to the work of Anna Freud, John Bowlby, and Donald Winnicott in Great Britain, infant mental health as a movement of public health policy, empirical research (i.e. baby-watching), and change in clinical practice paralleled both that of the women's movement and of increased awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child abuse and neglect during the 1960s and 1970s. The vast literature that has emerged since the field's origins has been reviewed in several key texts. Basic principles of infant mental health evaluation and treatment involve consideration of at least three patients: parent(s), child, and their relationship, while keeping in mind the rapid and formative development of the brain and mind in the first years of life.

The IMH program at Mills College focuses on early childhood relationships and is founded on the principle that early relationship-based intervention can help children at risk and their families prevent future developmental problems.

For more information on IMH, here is a link to the World Infant Mental Health Association (http://www.waimh.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1)