FIFO

FIFO Pregnancy Study

About the study

Researchers

The research is being undertaken by:

Approval

This study has been approved by The University of Western Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee
Study number RA/4/1/693

Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) employment is a significant way of life in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. However there is currently no published research examining pregnancy for women with a partner who works FIFO or, pregnancy for women who work FIFO themselves. In order to improve antenatal and postnatal care for FIFO workers, wives and girlfriends we need to know what is, and what is not, going well under these circumstances.

Be a part of the change you want to see.

There FOUR (4) FIFO research studies. We have a survey for FIFO women 18-years-old and over who are:

  • pregnant and working FIFO, or
  • pregnant wives and girlfriends of FIFO workers, or
  • mums with baby or babies aged 0 - 6 months

The FIFO Early Pregnancy Survey is for women before 26 weeks of pregnancy. We are asking about FIFO rosters you do or do not like, pregnancy events that are stressful or exciting, health and lifestyle questions. We would really like women who do the first survey to come back and do a short follow-up survey after 26 weeks. If you are before or during your 26th week of pregnancy please answer FIFO Early Pregnancy Survey

The FIFO Late Pregnancy Survey is for women after 26 weeks of pregnancy. This is a shorter survey asking about plans for FIFO work, wellbeing, delivery options, having partners at the birth and other pregnancy events. If you are past 26 weeks and joining the study for the first or second time please answer FIFO Late Pregnancy Survey.

The FIFO and Managing a Baby (FaMB) Study is for Mums with babies about 10 weeks old but up to 6 months are welcome. We aim to find out if the absence of your partner for FIFO work causes any problems after a baby is born and how wives and girlfriends manage those problems.

The Coping with My Baby (CoMB) Study is for women to describe how they cope with good and bad situations. We want to better understand how wives and girlfriends of FIFO workers cope with stressful events because strategies that work might be useful for others to know.

 
Early Pregnancy Study
Late Pregnancy Survey

About the study

Researchers

The research is being undertaken by:

Approval

This study has been approved by The University of Western Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee
Study number RA/4/1/693