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Postpartum Women's Experiences Research (PoWER) Study

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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.


Mental Health, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Breastfeeding





18 - 39 years


Study Population

Recruiting two groups of women: 1. Adult women (ages 18-39) who have been pregnant and given birth in the past year (12 months) 2. Adult women (ages 18-39) who have never been pregnant or given birth


Katie Thompson
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Psychology and Neuroscience

For questions, contact:

Katie Thompson
(919) 962-3986

Recruitment Period End

August 1, 2021


Primary Location
UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Study Qualifications

Gender Female

Age Range 18 - 39 years

Participant qualification(s) Participants must be: 1. Between the ages of 18 and 39 years old 2. Identify as cisgender female 3. EITHER have never been previously pregnant OR be within the first 12 months postpartum after giving birth

Not eligible if: Women who are currently pregnant (please recontact us after you give birth to determine if you are eligible)

Number of Visits

    » 0 In person visit(s)

    » 1 Remote visit(s)

    1 online survey

Participation Period

30-45 minutes


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

By clicking I am interested, your contact information will be sent to the researcher/study coordinator for this study. The coordinator will respond by email with additional information on how to proceed.