Greetings, new mamas! I am a Dec DDC mama, due 12/11. I am also a doctoral student, doing research into the profound, spiritual experiences of childbirth. I have enjoyed 'lurking' here as many of your babies were birthed - it gives those of us still waiting a wonderful, warm experience to remember there will be actual babies at the end of this journey!
I am posting here to see if anyone is willing to fill out a short online survey about your birth experience, particularly if you had what you would consider a spiritual/profound experience during the birth. This survey is only for mamas in the US - I will be compiling data from the survey and looking for about 20 mothers to do in-depth interviews with in the spring.
Thank you for letting me 'crash' your group to post this! Congratulations to all of you, I hope you are enjoying your babies & dealing powerfully with any challenges you are facing. The link to the survey is: