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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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