Survey Seeking New Over 40 Moms for Research

Dinah  Meyer
Dr. Dinah Meyer, a faculty member in the psychology department at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, is putting together a research study on the experiences of first-time mothers over 40.

“Very little research has examined the experiences of new mothers over 40, so it is my hope that the knowledge gained from this study will further our understanding and care of this growing population of mothers,” says Meyer, who had her first child at 40.

Meyers is using an online survey to assist in her research.  The questions ask about pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the post-partum period. The questions are both medical and social/emotional in nature.

Meyer says the online survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and participants’ responses are completely anonymous – names or any other identifying information will not be asked.  Also, the participants will not be contacted in any way after their participation. To participate in this study, please visit

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