Motherhood in Resident Physicians

Mom and baby holding hands

The purpose of this research study is to identify what resident mothers expect from motherhood, what they experience, and how the expectations versus experiences affect work quality of life, home quality of life, and self-perception of motherhood. This project will help us further understand how to support resident mothers physically, emotionally, and mentally as they integrate their personal and professional identities. This study will help us further understand how to support resident mothers physically, emotionally, and mentally as they integrate their personal and professional identities. There are no studies evaluating the longitudinal, qualitative experience of resident mothers from pregnancy to returning to work postpartum.

What does this study entail?

Participants will be asked to complete three assessments over 6-10 months. Participants will be scheduled for three assessments (one during pregnancy, one during maternity leave, and one after return to work). Participants will be e-mailed links to complete questionnaires before scheduled interviews.

How long does each visit last?

Each session will be held virtually and will take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Are you eligible?

Participants who meet the criteria below are eligible to participate:

  • Female Resident Physician
  • Pregnant
  • Appropriate for outpatient care

Current Status:

Recruiting 

For more information or to enroll in the study, contact:

Mohita Patel
edresearch@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-4617

Meet the Co-Investigator

Rija Siddiqui, M.D.
PGY-2
Department of Psychiatry

Rija Siddiqui, M.D.