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Postpartum Women's Experiences Research (PoWER) Study

The UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is studying women's experiences during the postpartum period. More specifically, we would like to understand women's eating behaviors, mood, relationship, and parenting attitudes during this period. We are also interested in how these experiences compare to women who have never been pregnant.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 39 years
  • Female


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

1 online survey - you do not need to attend a study visit


Participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of 15 $30 Amazon.com gift cards

Phone or online visits : 1
Total length of participation : 30-45 minutes

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 39
  • EITHER have given birth in the past year (12 months) OR have never been pregnant

Not eligible if:

  • Currently pregnant

Contact the Team

Visit Location

  •  Katie Thompson

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Katie Thompson
Psychology and Neuroscience

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Parents of Children
Women's Health

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