A Study to Evaluate Women's Birth Experience and Postpartum Mental Health Outcomes


About this study

The purpose of this study is to implement a facilitated peer support group for women that have experienced an unexpected birth process in the last 12 months. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female participants ≥ 18 years of age.
  • Participants must speak English.
  • Paticipants must have a live infant.
  • Participants must be in their first year postpartum.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients experiencing acute mania, psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideations, or current substance abuse will be excluded from participation.
  • Women who had a multiple birth where one of the infants did not survive will be excluded.
  • Female patients who are under 18 years of age.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Susan Skinner, APRN, CNM

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Contact information:

Susan Skinner APRN, CNM



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