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Twins and Multiples Research Study - Participants Wanted

Are you a couple who are first-time parents of twins or triplets?

Do you live in the West Midlands?  Would you like to participate in a study to further an understanding of your parenting experiences?

Who am I?
My name is Laura I am currently a full-time research student studying towards a PhD at Birmingham City University, with a professional background in Midwifery and Health Visiting. My research aims to explore the impact and experiences of parenting twins, triplets or higher multiples upon couples dur-ing the first five years following birth.
How can you help?
By sharing your experiences with me. If you are parents to twins, triplets or higher multiples who are aged between 3 months and 5 years old I am interested in your experiences and the daily realities you face as a mother, a father and also as a couple together.
What is involved?
I would meet with both of you together, for one hour at a mutually convenient day, time and lo-cation; which could be your own home to ask about your experiences, sources of support and daily lives as parents of multiples.
I am also hoping to interview some parents separately following the joint interview. This may or may not be something either of you will be interested in helping with. These follow up inter-views would take place on a further day which would be arranged to suit you.
There is however no obligation to take part in a future interview and your participation in the joint interview will be greatly appreciated.
The interviews would be audio-recorded, completely confidential, with all your details anony-mised.
Why is this important?
A better understanding of your experiences and challenges will help support future parents and also contribute to improving support services available to multiple birth families.
If you are interested in helping or would like to know more about the project, please contact me on:
07954 421347
0121 331 7117
Thank you for your consideration, your participation will be valuable.
Please note by contacting me this does not commit you to taking part in the study

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