Gave birth between March and August 2020? Researchers need you!

Hello lovely Big Birthas! Did you give birth between March and August 2020? If so, researchers at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at the University of Oxford want to hear from you!

The researchers are trying to find out about the health and care of mums and babies during the COVID-19 pandemic. They want to hear from lots of different women about their pregnancy and birth experiences. They aim to make recommendations for how to improve maternity care for mothers and babies in the UK.

If you are aged 16 years or older, have a current address in the UK, and gave birth in the UK between March and August 2020, they’d love to hear from you.

All women who take part can enter a prize draw for a chance to win one of five £100 Love2shop vouchers.

Flier for the survey of people who gave birth between March and August 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you would like more information, there’s a leaflet here:


They estimate that the questionnaire should take about 20-25 minutes to complete.

You may have already received a letter about this survey. This is because some people were randomly selected by the Office for National Statistics from birth registrations and contacted. So, if you received this and have already completed a postal or online questionnaire, you don’t need to fill it in again. If you were contacted about the survey but you have not completed the questionnaire and you would like to take part, you can complete it online now or you can use the information in the letter you received to complete it later.


Leave a reply here to get involved!