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Open now! The RETHINK Study is a study that aims to see if we can detect those women who may find extra support for early labour useful, to help reduce their chance of a difficult labour and unnecessary intervention. To date research has not shown the best way to support women who are in early labour at home.

Open now! The RETHINK Study is a study that aims to see if we can detect those women who may find extra support for early labour useful, to help reduce their chance of a difficult labour and unnecessary intervention.

 

ABOUT THE STUDY

This study will follow participants through pregnancy, labour and birth, and into the postnatal period to see if we can identify those women who might benefit from additional support in early labour. To help us do this we would like you to complete two questionnaires, one whilst you are pregnant and the other one around 3 weeks after you have had your baby, or 3 weeks from your expected due date if you give birth to your baby earlier than anticipated. We will also be asking for your permission for your hospital to tell us some details about your labour and birth.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY? 

This study is open to 18 to 40 year old women who are expecting their first baby, and are planning a hospital birth and who are expecting an uncomplicated pregnancy. You will be asked to complete the first questionnaire when you are between 25 and 33 weeks and 6 days pregnant. Participants must be able to understand and read English, have internet access and an email address for study correspondence.

 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

If you are interested in this study, please contact research midwife Sarah at sarah.collins@wrh.ox.ac.uk for more information.

EXTRA INFORMATION 

Please download a poster with further information about this study here and a patient leaflet here.