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J Perinat Educ. 2007 Fall;16(4):15-7. doi: 10.1624/105812407X244778.

Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences: Conducted January-February 2006 for Childbirth Connection by Harris Interactive(R) in partnership with Lamaze International.

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EUGENE DECLERCQ is Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Assistant Dean for Doctoral Education at Boston University School of Public Health. A former childbirth educator, he studies policy and practice related to cesarean section in the United States.

Abstract

With permission from Childbirth Connection, the concise version of the Listening to Mothers II "Survey Methodology" is reprinted here. Harris Interactive(R) conducted Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences on behalf of Childbirth Connection. The survey consisted of 1,373 online interviews and 200 telephone interviews with women who had given birth in U.S. hospitals in 2005, with weighting of data to reflect the target population. Interviews were conducted from January 20 through February 21, 2006. The methods used to conduct the survey and analyze the data collected are described.

KEYWORDS:

Listening to Mothers II; childbirth education; maternity care; mother's childbearing experiences; obstetric practices; prenatal care; survey methodology

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