Mode of First Delivery and Subsequent Child-bearing

Principal Investigator(s):
Kristen H. Kjerulff, Pennsylvania State University. Hershey Medical Center

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This study collects interview data from women before and after their first childbirth, comparing those who have vaginal deliveries to those who have Cesarean sections. A diverse sample of 2,790 women is interviewed pre-delivery on their childbearing desires and intentions, and labor and delivery information are collected as well. Then, these women are followed for three years with assessments at 1, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months after their first delivery.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (5R01HD052990)

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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