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Pregnant during a bushfire? Help out a PhD…

By 6 March 2014 14

Because bushfires are becoming more prevalent, it’s important to understand what their effects are and what support pregnant women may need during bushfires. A PhD candidate at the ANU is studying the impact of the 2003 Canberra Fire and the 2009 Black Saturday fires on pregnant women. She is seeking participants who were pregnant during bushfires to understand more about their experience and the support that they received.

If you were pregnant during a bushfire near or at your home, you can help this research by taking a short online survey. The survey is about your experience of being exposed to a bushfire and will take around 10 minutes to complete. The survey is completely confidential, anonymous and participation is, of course, completely voluntary. If you are interested in taking part in a 30 minute interview, please contact Megan O’Donnell at u5037508@anu.edu.au. The ethical aspects of this research have been approved by the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee

The survey and more information about the project is at: http://archanth.anu.edu.au/staff/ms-megan-odonnell

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14 Responses to Pregnant during a bushfire? Help out a PhD…
#1
gooterz11:55 pm, 08 Mar 14

Have to love surveys that don’t manage respondent bias at all.
Most women who think bushfires aren’t much of a worry aren’t going to fill it out. Those who are worry warts will.

Not to mention is there is no control over single accurate response.

However most of these are common place when dealing with gendered surveys.

Bushfires have been common to Australia for millions of years, why not study the effect it had on the locals?

#2
nazasaurus4:02 pm, 09 Mar 14

You can’t be serious. How did this get approved as a topic for a PhD? total and utter waste of time and money.

#3
Masquara8:56 pm, 09 Mar 14

What’s to stop mischievous men (or women who have never had a baby) from filling in the survey?

#4
gooterz9:57 pm, 09 Mar 14

nazasaurus said :

You can’t be serious. How did this get approved as a topic for a PhD? total and utter waste of time and money.

Pregnant women and global warming.. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$#

#5
Pork Hunt10:15 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

What’s to stop mischievous men (or women who have never had a baby) from filling in the survey?

Nothing, I’ve done it three times.

#6
gooterz11:23 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

What’s to stop mischievous men (or women who have never had a baby) from filling in the survey?

Exposed to bushfires… does seen on tv count?

#7
bundah11:31 pm, 09 Mar 14

I suspect that the impact would be miniscule compared to the damage caused by the perpetrators of domestic violence against pregnant mothers.

Anyway good luck with it and I hope you don’t get too many trolls…

#8
gooterz4:29 pm, 10 Mar 14

bundah said :

I suspect that the impact would be miniscule compared to the damage caused by the perpetrators of domestic violence against pregnant mothers….

Which would be minor compared to the infanticide perpetrated by new mothers.

Your point?

#9
bundah8:00 pm, 10 Mar 14

gooterz said :

Which would be minor compared to the infanticide perpetrated by new mothers.

Really? Infanticide in this country pales into insignificance compared to the stress and psychological damage caused by perpetrators of domestic violence.

So what are you on about?

#10
Masquara11:33 pm, 10 Mar 14

Pork Hunt said :

Masquara said :

What’s to stop mischievous men (or women who have never had a baby) from filling in the survey?

Nothing, I’ve done it three times.

Are you going to put on a falsetto and do the 30 minute interview? : ) Do let us know !

#11
gooterz1:27 am, 11 Mar 14

bundah said :

gooterz said :

Which would be minor compared to the infanticide perpetrated by new mothers.

Really? Infanticide in this country pales into insignificance compared to the stress and psychological damage caused by perpetrators of domestic violence.

So what are you on about?

You’ve just widened that to all domestic violence, against anyone. Not just at pregnant women whom already have kids. Or are you equating the two… all domestic violence is against pregnant mothers?

“you don’t get too many trolls” – The biggest troll post on this page is this one.

As a country we seem to focus too much on what men( and everything else besides women[bushfires]) are doing to children and completely ignoring what parents (men and women inclusive) are doing to them jointly.

It’s much harder to bring a kid back to life than to leave a DV situation.

#12
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:40 am, 11 Mar 14

gooterz said :

bundah said :

I suspect that the impact would be miniscule compared to the damage caused by the perpetrators of domestic violence against pregnant mothers….

Which would be minor compared to the infanticide perpetrated by new mothers.

Your point?

I really hope you have a source for this outlandish and offensive claim.

#13
PBO10:07 am, 11 Mar 14

bundah said :

I suspect that the impact would be miniscule compared to the damage caused by the perpetrators of domestic violence against pregnant mothers.

Anyway good luck with it and I hope you don’t get too many trolls…

I use one conveniently pregnant lady as a fire beater (fire flapper could be sexist) and suddenly it’s domestic violence!

#14
p15:12 pm, 11 Mar 14

I have been in a bushfire situation recently with a pregnant woman. She was driving the truck.

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