Listening MothersListening Mothers Study

Are you a new, first-time mother? If so, you may be eligible to participate in the Listening Mothers program.

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is piloting a parenting program for new mothers and conducting a research study to improve its effectiveness. If you participate in the study, you will be invited to attend the Listening Mothers program free of charge and will have the opportunity to earn money for contributing to research.

Listening Mothers™ may help you:

  • Tune into and respond to your baby’s needs
  • Develop your identity as a mother
  • Reflect on your parenting style and learn about others
  • Learn by sharing with other new mothers

Listening Mothers is a group program that meets weekly for 8 weeks in 90-minute sessions and welcomes mothers and their babies (newborns up to 6 months of age). The next session will be held at Natural Resources in San Francisco.

Contribute to research:

  • Participate in an upcoming Listening Mothers™ program for free
  • Earn $ for completing online surveys and participating in a focus group

The Listening Mothers program is being offered as part of a research study to further refine and improve the program. To attend the program, you must enroll in the research study. Study participants will be compensated up to $85 for completing online surveys before and after the program. Depending on random placement in the study, some participants will be invited to take part in a focus group at the end of the program and will be reimbursed a further $35.

You may be eligible if:

  • You are a first-time mother age 18 or over
  • Your infant is less than 6 months of age at group start
  • You had a healthy, singleton (one baby) birth
  • You are able to read, write, and understand spoken English

To see if you qualify, please visit this website
or call 415-514-8692 or email Joe Cook for more information.

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