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Ben Fletcher and colleagues in Primary Care and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) are conducting a study into women’s preferences for where they give birth.  The study is part of the Birthplace Choices project, which is funded by the Department of Health (

We are designing a questionnaire study using stated preference methods (discrete choice).  This entails asking participants to make choices between hypothetical scenarios to better understand what might influence their choices.

We are looking for volunteers to help pilot the questionnaire – this shouldn’t take longer than 15-20 minutes.

We would be interested in hearing from women who are pregnant or who have recently had a baby, but input from anyone who is interested in the topic would be greatly appreciated. If you have pregnant friends or relatives who might be willing to have a go that would be great too.

If you think you can help please contact Ben for more information (