Childbirth Study of New York City (CNYC)

Childbirth Study of New York City (CNYC) is a paid research study examining childbirth experience in NYC.

Have you or someone you know given birth in a New York City hospital in the past 6 months? A new research study at Teachers College, Columbia University is examining childbirth experience and mental health outcomes in order to help improve birth experiences here in NYC, and they are seeking participants to take a paid online survey. Click the "Website" link to learn more.

The purpose of the research is to understand how women perceive their childbirth experience and to explore how childbirth experience impacts mental health outcomes right here in New York.

You may qualify if you have given birth in a New York City hospital in any of the 5 boroughs in the past year. You will be asked to complete an online survey that will take about 30 minutes. All eligible participants who complete the survey will be paid $15, and all responses will remain confidential.

(This study has been approved by the Teachers College Institutional Review Board (ID: 22-235). The faculty advisor for this project is Dr. Helen Verdeli ( If you or anyone you know would like to request more information, please email the PI, Anika Alix, at

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