Research

Motherhood in Resident Physicians

Motherhood in Resident Physicians 

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The purpose of this research study is to identify what resident mothers expect from motherhood, what they actually experience, and how the expectations versus experiences affect work quality of life, home quality of life, and self-perception of motherhood. This project will help us further understand how to support resident mothers physically, emotionally, and mentally as they integrate their personal and professional identities.This study will help us further understand how to support resident mothers physically, emotionally, and mentally as they integrate their personal and professional identities. There are no studies evaluating the longitudinal, qualitative experience of resident mothers from pregnancy to returning to work postpartum.

What does this study entail?

Participants will be asked to complete three assessments over the course of 6-10 months. Participants will be scheduled for three assessments (one during pregnancy, one during maternity leave, and once after return to work). Participants will be e-mailed links to complete questionnaires prior to scheduled interviews.

How long does each visit last?

Each session will be held virtually and will take about an 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Are you eligble?

Partcipants who meet the criteria below are eligible to participate:

  • Female Resident Physician
  • Pregnant
  • Appropriate for outpatient care