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Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Abroad Survey

A survey to identify the needs of expat families as they navigate the perinatal period abroad so they can be better supported. 

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Question 1 of 18

What part of the perinatal period did you spend abroad? (If you navigated the journey more than once, it would be really helpful to fill this out for each pregnancy)

A

Pregnancy (Returned to passport country before 36 weeks)

B

Birth (landed after 36 weeks)

C

Postpartum (Landed less than 4 months postpartum)

D

Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum OR Birth and Postpartum

Question 2 of 18

What country/countries did you navigate this journey in?

Question 3 of 18

How many times had you given birth before your first birth abroad? 

A

0

B

1

C

2

D

3+

Question 4 of 18

How long had you been abroad when you found out you were pregnant?

A

I was pregnant when I arrived

B

Within the first year

C

In the first 2-3 years

D

More than 3 years after starting my expat journey

Question 5 of 18

Did your mastery of the local language impact your perinatal experience ?

A

Yes, limited language made it a little harder

B

Yes, I knew the language well which was a huge help

C

N/A

Question 6 of 18

How would you describe your birth experience?

A

It was exactly what I was hoping it would be!

B

Things did not go exactly as I had planned but it was still positive

C

I was unhappy with my birth experience

Question 7 of 18

What kind of birth did you most hope for?

A

Unmedicated Vaginal Birth

B

Unmedicated Vaginal Waterbirth

C

VBAC (medicated or unmedicated)

D

Medicated Vaginal Birth

E

Planned C-section

Question 8 of 18

What kind of birth did you have?

A

Unmedicated Vaginal Birth

B

Unmedicated Vaginal Waterbirth

C

Medicated Vaginal Birth

D

Planned C-Section

E

Emergency C-section

Question 9 of 18

Did you have to change cities or countries to give birth?

A

Yes

B

No

Question 10 of 18

Did you experience anxiety related to giving birth abroad ?

A

Yes

B

No

Question 11 of 18

Did you feel well supported in your perinatal period abroad and that you had help finding resources?

A

Yes

B

Kind of... but I wish I had more

C

No

Question 12 of 18

Did you struggle with postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, or any other mood disorder ?

A

Yes

B

No

C

I struggled but was never formally diagnosed

Question 13 of 18

Did your baby spend any time in the NICU?

A

Yes

B

No

Question 14 of 18

What resource did you rely on the most during your journey? (Local friends, expat fiends, expat online groups?) 

Question 15 of 18

If you felt you needed more support, what would have been the most helpful?

Question 16 of 18

Did you feel you and your husband felt confident advocating for your desires and needs in the perinatal period?

A

Yes

B

No

Question 17 of 18

Have you ever heard of The Expat Birth Podcast ?

A

Yes

B

No

Question 18 of 18

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