Elation and/or trepidation? Did you experience tension from having both positive and negative feelings during your first trimester of pregnancy? What was your experience of support during this time?

I am an MA student studying Clinical Counselling at Chester University. I am looking for participants who would like to share their past experiences of their first trimester of pregnancy in a one to one interview lasting approximately one hour, as a part of my dissertation research. This study has been approved by SPS Research Ethics Committee at University of Chester.

My research study intends to highlight and acknowledge experiences of emotional ambivalence a woman may have encountered during her first trimester of pregnancy. It also intends to explore the perceptions of psychosocial support during this time and highlight the potential value of this support to other women, primary support networks and healthcare professionals.

I am looking for participants who:

  • Are female
  • Are 18 years old
  • Have experienced pregnancy
  • Have experienced a degree of emotional ambivalence during their first trimester and can identify perceptions of psychosocial support during that time
  • Should be sufficiently grounded to talk safely about their experience and should have an awareness of signposted support networks to contact if they feel they need to from the research information provided.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me on the details below.

Thank you.

Researcher name: Louise Lemanski
Email: 0721997@chester.ac.uk