Research Surveys

As Australia’s largest neonatal consumer organisation, Miracle Babies is able to provide health professionals and researchers access to a very large community of families who have experienced the birth of a premature or sick baby. These families are often very willing to participate and share their experiences, information and points of view to help our joint mission of advancing health.

If you have a research project or survey you would like to share with families, please complete and submit the following form:

Active Research Surveys:
Research Subject: Differences in Perceived Control, Self-Efficacy and Growth in Mothers of Low-Risk Preterm, High-Risk Preterm versus Full-Term Infants.
This research aims to explore how premature versus full-term childbirth may influence a mother's sense of control over her baby’s health, her personal growth and her level of self-confidence with caring for her baby. If you have a baby currently aged 12 months or less, and are currently in a relationship with your baby's biological father, we are grateful if you could complete my 45-min online survey:
Please share this survey with other mothers who fit the above criteria. Your opinions and experiences as a mother are vital to helping new mums. 'This research will expand knowledge on the psychological impact that giving birth to a preterm infant has on a mother. The study will consider how the birth of a preterm infant can influence maternal growth and self-confidence in caring for them. It will also investigate maternal beliefs about one's ability to influence the future health outcomes of their baby. Ultimately, this research aims to address a substantial gap in our knowledge, and invigorate highly needed resource allocation to these parents.' 
Please contact the researcher Bhiravi Thambi at if you have any concerns or questions.

The study is being funded by the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at Western Sydney University. The ethics reference number is: H13250



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