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Wirral Child Health and Development Study
Part 1
We are very grateful to you for helping us with our research. We hope to learn a great deal from your experiences and those of other women having their first baby. The questions we ask are not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. We just want to learn as much as we can about how different experiences of pregnancy and life during pregnancy and early motherhood influence children's early development over time, starting now!

Date today?

Generic date

Accompanied

1
Tick
First, some background information about you . . .

How many weeks pregnant are you? ... weeks

How many

Are you expecting one baby or more?

1
one baby
2
twins
3
triplets

What is the expected date of birth of your baby?

Generic date

How old are you? ... years

Age

What is your own date of birth?

Date of birth

How would you describe your own ETHNIC ORIGIN:

1
Bangladeshi
2
Black African
3
Black Caribbean
4
Chinese
5
Greek/Greek Cypriot
6
Indian
7
Irish
8
Other Black
9
Pakistani
10
Turkish/Turkish Cypriot
11
White
12
Other
If you feel that the categories above do not accurately reflect your ethnic origin,
qc_s1_6 == 12

please describe your ethnic origin below:

Other

Are you currently:

1
Married
2
Single
3
Widowed
4
Divorced
5
Separated
6
Cohabiting (living with partner)
7
Partner living elsewhere
8
Other (please describe below)
Other

How long have you been with your current partner?

a
No partner
b
Less than 1 year
c
1 to 2 years
d
2 to 5 years
e
More than 5 years
If you are living with a partner,

how many months or years have you been doing so? ... months ... years

Years Months
If you have a partner,
qc_s1_8 != a

what is their full name?

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Your living arrangements

Who lives with you in your household?

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What type of housing do you live in?

1
House
2
Flat
3
Bedsit
4
Maisonette
5
Work-related accommodation
6
caravan
7
hostel
8
Student residence
9
Or Other (please describe)
Other

What is your postcode?

Postcode

Is the place where you live owned or rented by you?

1
Owner occupied
2
rented from private landlord
3
rented from council or housing association
4
Accommodation provided by work - pay rent
5
Accommodation provided by work - no rent
6
guest in someone else's home
7
Other (please describe)
Other

How many bedrooms do you have?

How many

How many rooms in total are there?

How many

How long have you lived there? ... months ... years

Years Months

How satisfied are you with your housing?

1
Very satisfied
2
Satisfied
3
Dissatisfied
4
Very dissatisfied
Your education and work

How old were you when you finished full-time education? ... years

Age
Do you have any academic or vocational qualifications?
-
How many
Secondary Education: GCSE
Secondary Education and/or CSE
Further Education: None
Further Education: CSEs
Further Education: NVQs
Further Education: GNVQs
Further Education: 'A' levels
Further Education: HNC
Further Education: HND
Further Education: Job specific qualifications e.g., secretarial, nursing
Further Education: BTEC
Further Education: City and Guild
Further Education: Other (give details)
Higher Education: Undergraduate Degree
Higher Education: Postgraduate Degree

Do you have any academic or vocational qualifications? Further Education: Other (give details) Other details

How many
Other

Have you gained 5 GCSEs / O levels at grade C or above?

1
YES
2
NO

What was your employment status when you became pregnant?

1
Full-time paid employment
2
Part time paid employment
3
Self-employed
4
Unemployed
5
Other (please give details below)
6
On sick leave or disability
7
Full-time education or training scheme
8
Part-time education or training scheme
9
Voluntary work
10
Full time education plus part-time work

What was your employment status when you became pregnant? More details

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In the last year, how many different employers have you worked for?

How many
IF YOU ARE EMPLOYED PLEASE CONTINUE, IF NOT PLEASE JUMP TO QUESTION 27

Approximately how many hours do you work each week? ... hours

How many

What is the nature of your employment?

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Do you plan to carry on working after the baby/babies is/are born?

1
Yes
2
Move to part time
3
No
4
Not decided
5
Don't know
IF YOU ARE NOT IN PAID EMPLOYMENT NOW, please answer questions 27-29 below

When did you last work? ... month ... year

Years Months

What was your last job?

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What was your reason for leaving?

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Some background information about your partner . . .
If you have a partner,
qc_s1_8 != a

how old are they? ... (years)

Age

How old were they when they finished full-time education? ... years

Age

If you have a partner, are they employed at the moment?

1
YES
2
NO

How many different employers has your partner worked for in the last year?

How many
IF YOUR PARTNER IS EMPLOYED PLEASE CONTINUE, IF NOT PLEASE JUMP TO QUESTION 36
qc_s4_q32 == 1

Approximately how many hours does your partner work each week? ... hours

How many

What is the nature of their job?

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IF YOUR PARTNER IS NOT IN PAID EMPLOYMENT NOW, please ANSWER QUESTIONS 36-38 BELOW
qc_s4_32 == 2

When did your partner last work?

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What was your partner's last job?

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What was your partner's reason for leaving?

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Your family income

What is your approximate annual FAMILY income?

1
Up to £10,000
2
£10,000-£20,000
3
£21,000 - £30,000
4
£31,000-£40,000
5
£41,000 - £50,000
6
£51,000 - £60,000
7
£61,000-£70,000
8
over £71,000
9
Don't Know

Are you receiving any benefits

1
Income Support
2
Disability Living All
3
Carer's All
4
Incapacity Be
5
New Deal
6
Council Tax Ben
7
Job Seekers All
8
Tax Credits
9
Housing Ben
10
Other (please give details below)

Are you receiving any benefits: More details

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Do you have financial problems at the moment?

1
Not at all
2
A few
3
A lot
Your health and lifestyle

Have you had any problems with your health lately?

1
YES
2
NO

Are you currently taking any medication?

1
YES
2
NO
If 'YES'
qc_s6_42_b ==1

what medication are you taking?

medication

How many cigarettes did you smoke each day, on average, during the year before your pregnancy?

1
None
2
Less than 10
3
Between 10 and 20
4
More than 20

How many cigarettes did you smoke each day, on average, during your pregnancy?

1
None
2
Less than 10
3
Between 10 and 20
4
More than 20
If you have stopped smoking,

when did you stop?

Generic date

Did you drink alcohol in the YEAR BEFORE YOUR pregnancy?

1
YES
2
NO
If YES,
qc_s6_44_a == 1

How often did you drink alcohol?

1
Monthly or less
2
2 to 4 times monthly
3
2 to 4 times per week
4
4 or more times per week

How often did you have 6 drinks or more on one occasion?

1
Never
2
Less than monthly
3
Monthly
4
Weekly
5
Daily or almost daily

Have you been drinking DURING your pregnancy?

1
YES
2
NO
If YES,
qc_s6_45 == 1

How often have you been drinking alcohol PER WEEK?

1
Less than one drink
2
One to six drinks
3
Six to twelve
4
More than twelve per week

Have you taken recreational drugs in the year BEFORE YOUR PREGNANCY(e.g., cannabis)?

1
YES
2
NO
If yes,
qc_s6_46 == 1

which drugs did you take?

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Please tell us the average number of hours per week you spend on sports or exercise activities NOW and before you were pregnant?
hours before hours now
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Mildly energetic (e.g., walking, woodwork, weeding, bike repair, housework)
Moderately energetic (e.g., scrubbing, chopping, dancing, leisurely swimming, mowing lawn)
Vigorous activities (e.g., running, tennis, squash, football, hard swimming, cycle racing)
Now some questions about your current pregnancy
Please read the following questions carefully, and tick the box corresponding to the statement which most applies to you.

Have you sought help conceiving in this pregnancy?

a
No
b
Yes, from own doctor
c
Yes, from clinic

Was this current pregnancy planned?

a
Yes, it was planned
b
No, it wasn't planned
c
I had considered getting pregnant but had not actively done anything about it
If this pregnancy was unplanned,
qc_s7_2 == b || qc_s7_2 == c

did you consider not going ahead with this pregnancy?

a
Yes, I seriously considered a termination
b
Yes, I considered a termination for short while
c
No, but I did consider adoption
d
No, I felt I wanted to go ahead with my pregnancy

Have you ever had a miscarriage before?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes,
qc_s7_4 == 1

how many previous miscarriages have you had?

How many

Have you ever had a termination before?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes,
qc_s7_5 == 1

how many previous terminations have you had?

How many

Has this pregnancy been a positive experience for you?

a
Yes, definitely
b
Yes, mostly
c
Mostly not
d
Definitely not

How often have you felt anxious about this pregnancy?

a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always

How often have you felt panicky about this pregnancy?

a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always

How often have you felt happy about this pregnancy?

a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always

How often have you felt afraid about this pregnancy?

a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always

How often have you felt relaxed about this pregnancy?

a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always

How often have you felt concerned about this pregnancy?

a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always

Have you had any complications or health problems during this pregnancy which required medical attention?

a
No
b
Yes, treated by GP
c
Yes, seen in FMU or gynae (no admission)
d
Yes, required hospital admission

Have you had any complications or health problems during this pregnancy which required medical attention? Please give details

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Have you had a test result in pregnancy that has caused you concern?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_s7_14 == 1

which test was it

1
Pregnancy test
2
Urine test
3
Amnio/CVS
4
Genetic testing
5
Booking bloods
6
Early scan
7
Ectopic
8
Other (please give details below)
9
Chlamydia
10
Quad test
11
NT scan
Other

If Yes, how much have you been concerned by it?

1
Not at all
2
A little concerned
3
Fairly concerned
4
Very concerned

If you worked during this pregnancy, how do you feel about giving up work?

a
Not working
b
Keen to stop
c
Mixed feelings
d
Reluctant to stop
e
Don't intend to stop
Pregnancy stress
We would like to know how stressed you have felt during the pregnancy so far. On the following scale 0 indicates feeling no stress and 10 indicates feeling extremely stressed.

Please circle how stressed you were feeling during early pregnancy (weeks 1-12)

0
0: No stress
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: As stressed as you can possibly imagine

Please circle how stressed you have been feeling so far during mid-pregnancy up to now (weeks 13-24)

0
0: No stress
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: As stressed as you can possibly imagine
Relationship recently...
Interviewer: "Next we'd like to ask you about the positive and negative qualities of your most recent relationship in more detail. When two people are in a relationship, they usually share some good and some bad times together. So relationships can be a source of support and a source of stress at different times for all of us. We need to learn more about how relationships influence how women feel in pregnancy, so we can develop better ways of supporting women in future. The interviewer will read out each question aloud and we would like you to circle your answer on the paper to each one in turn. We will ask first about your current or most recent relationship, then about your partner or most recent partner. Like all the information you give us, your responses will be kept private and confidential."

Please circle the response that best fits how you feel now? How satisfied are you with your marriage / relationship?

1
Extremely Dissatisfied
2
Very Dissatisfied
3
Somewhat Dissatisfied
4
Mixed
5
Somewhat Satisfied
6
Very Satisfied
7
Extremely Satisfied

Please circle the response that best fits how you feel now? How satisfied are you with your husband / partner?

1
Extremely Dissatisfied
2
Very Dissatisfied
3
Somewhat Dissatisfied
4
Mixed
5
Somewhat Satisfied
6
Very Satisfied
7
Extremely Satisfied

In the past year have YOU ever been supportive of your partner at a difficult time?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever just kept your opinions quietly to yourself?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever damaged a household item or some part of the home out of anger towards your partner?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever given your partner more affection to make up after an argument?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever deliberately disposed of or hid an important item of your partner’s?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever got very upset if dinner, housework or home repair work was not done when you thought it should be?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever initiated a discussion to air (talk about) all points of view?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever purposely damaged or destroyed your partner’s clothes, car or other personal possessions?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever insulted or shamed your partner in front of others?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever listened carefully to your partner?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever locked your partner out of the house?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever told your partner that he/she could not work or study?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever stated your position clearly?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever tried to stop your partner from seeing or talking to family or friends?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever been flexible about how you handle differences of opinion?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever repeated a point to make sure it was understood?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever restricted your partner’s use of the car or telephone?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever made threats to leave the relationship?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever cooled down through physical work or activity?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever tried to turn family, friends, or children against your partner?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever given your partner helpful advice to solve a problem?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever ordered your partner around?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever tried new ways of dealing with problems together?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever admitted your faults or taken responsibility for a problem?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever frightened your partner?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever treated your partner like he/she was stupid?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever come up with helpful ideas for your partner?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever given in to your partner but planned revenge?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever brought in, or tried to bring in someone to help settle things?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever ridiculed your partner?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever expressed regret about something you did or said to your partner?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever threatened to hit your partner or throw something at him/her in anger?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever told your partner he/she was ugly or unattractive?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever been able to agree to a compromise over a problem?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever become abusive after using drugs or drinking alcohol?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever thrown, smashed, hit or kicked something in a disagreement?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever said sorry after an argument?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever agreed to disagree with your partner to settle an argument?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year have YOU ever agreed to go along with what your partner wanted?

1
Yes
2
No
Interviewer: "Now, I'd like to ask you more about the quality of your relationship"

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever been supportive of you at a difficult time?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever just kept his/her opinions quiet?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever damaged a household item or some part of the home out of anger towards you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever given you more affection to make up after an argument?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever deliberately disposed of or hid an important item of yours?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever got very upset if dinner, housework was not done when he/she thought it should be?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever initiated a discussion to air (talk about) all points of view?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever purposely damaged or destroyed your clothes, car or other personal possessions?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever insulted or shamed you in front of others?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever listened carefully to you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever locked you out of the house?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever told you that you could not work or study?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever stated his/her position clearly?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever tried to stop you from seeing or talking to family or friends?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever been flexible about he/she handles differences of opinion?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever repeated a point to make sure it was understood?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever restricted your use of the car or telephone?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever made threats to leave?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever cooled down through physical work or activity?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever tried to turn family, friends, or children against you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever given you helpful advice to solve a problem?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever ordered you around?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever tried new ways of dealing with problems together?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever admitted his/her faults or taken responsibility for a problem?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever frightened you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever treated you like you are stupid?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever come up with helpful ideas for you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever given in to you but planned revenge?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever brought in, or tried to bring in someone to help settle things?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever ridiculed you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever expressed regret about something he/she did or said to you?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever threatened to hit you or throw something at you in anger?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever told you that you are ugly or unattractive?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever been able to agree to a compromise over a problem?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever become abusive after using drugs or drinking alcohol?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever thrown, smashed, hit or kicked something in a disagreement?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever said sorry after an argument?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever agreed to disagree with you to settle an argument?

1
Yes
2
No

In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever agreed to go along with what you wanted?

1
Yes
2
No
Now we would like to give you a short booklet of questions about your general health and how you have been feeling recently
Part 2
We are very grateful to you for helping us with our research. The questions we ask are not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers.

Date today?

Generic date
How have you been feeling in the past week...
Please underline the answer which comes closest to how you have felt in the past week, not just how you feel today.

In the past seven days: I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:

1
As much as I always could
2
Not quite so much now
3
Definitely not so much now
4
Not at all

In the past seven days: I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:

1
As much as I ever did
2
Rather less than I used to
3
Definitely less than I used to
4
Hardly at all

In the past seven days: I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, some of the time
3
Not very often
4
No, never

In the past seven days: I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:

1
No, not at all
2
Hardly ever
3
Yes, sometimes
4
Yes, very often

In the past seven days: I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:

1
Yes, quite a lot
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not much
4
No, not at all

In the past seven days: Things have been getting on top of me:

1
Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope at all
2
Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
3
No, most of the time I have coped quite well
4
No, I have been coping as well as ever

In the past seven days: I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, sometimes
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all

In the past seven days: I have felt sad or miserable:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all

In the past seven days: I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Only occasionally
4
No, never

In the past seven days: I have thought of harming myself:

1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
Your general health
The following questions ask about your health in general. For each statement, please circle the response that comes closest to how you have been feeling over the past few weeks.

Have you recently ... Been able to concentrate on whatever you are doing?

1
Better than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less than usual
4
Much less than usual

Have you recently ... Lost much sleep over worry?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently ... Felt that you are playing a useful part in things?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less useful than usual
4
Much less useful

Have you recently ... Felt capable of making decisions about things?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less capable

Have you recently ... Felt constantly under strain?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently ... Felt you couldn't over come your difficulties?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently ... Been able to enjoy your normal day-to-day activities?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual

Have you recently ... Been able to face up to your problems?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less able than usual
4
Much less able

Have you recently ... Been feeling unhappy and depressed?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently ... Been losing confidence in yourself?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently ... Been thinking of yourself as a worthless person?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently ... Been feeling reasonably happy, all things considered?

1
More so than usual
2
About same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual
How do you generally feel or react?
Read each of the following statements that people have used to describe themselves, and then circle the most appropriate number to the right of the statement to INDICATE HOW YOU GENERALLY FEEL OR REACT. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any one statement. Circle the answer that best describes how you generally feel or react.

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I am quick tempered

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I have a fiery temper

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I am a hot headed person

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I get angry when I am slowed down by others' mistakes

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I feel annoyed when I am not given recognition for doing good work

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I fly off the handle

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? When I get mad, I say nasty things

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? It makes me furious when I am criticised in front of others

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? When I get frustrated I feel like hitting someone

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I feel infuriated when I do a good job and get a poor evaluation

1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
Your mood and feelings now?
AGAIN, a number of statements which people have used to describe themselves are given below. Read each statement and then circle the most appropriate number to the right of the statement to INDICATE HOW YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW, AT THIS MOMENT. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any one statement but give the answer which seems to describe your present feelings best.

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel calm...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel secure...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel tense...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am strained...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel at ease...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am upset...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am presently worrying over possible misfortunes...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel satisfied...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel frightened...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel comfortable...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel self-confident...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel nervous...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel jittery...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel indecisive...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am relaxed...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel content...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am worried...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel confused...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel steady...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel pleasant...

1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
Your future baby and early motherhood
The following questions ask about your thoughts and feelings concerning your future baby and early motherhood. We are trying to learn from each woman who takes part in the study, so please just say how you generally feel now. There are no right or wrong answers.
Please make a clear tick in one of the boxes to tell us how much your feelings are nearer to the words on the left or to the words on the right. Please try to decide either way - only use the middle box if your feelings are no nearer to one end than the other.

What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?

1
FITTING EASILY INTO YOUR LIFE
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
TAKING OVER EVERYTHING YOU DO

What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?

1
A STRANGER AT FIRST
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW ALREADY

What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?

1
MOSTLY DEMANDING
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY NEEDY AND HELPLESS

What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?

1
ABLE TO TELL WHO YOU ARE FROM EARLY ON
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
UNABLE TO TELL YOU APART FROM OTHER PEOPLE EARLY ON

What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?

1
BORN BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
BORN NEEDING HELP TO LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE

What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?

1
BORN KNOWING WHAT IS BEST FOR HIM/HER
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
AS THE MOTHER YOU KNOW WHAT IS BEST

How do you intend to feed your baby?....... To begin with, do you intend to...

1
FEED YOUR BABY ON DEMAND
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
FEED YOUR BABY AT SET TIMES

How do you intend to feed your baby?....... After several months, do you intend to...

1
FEED YOUR BABY ON DEMAND
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
FEED YOUR BABY AT SET TIMES

How do you intend to feed your baby?....... Do you intend to...

1
MOSTLY BREAST FEED
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY BOTTLE FEED

How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?

1
MOSTLY A MOTHER
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY THE SAME PERSON AS USUAL

How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?

1
MOSTLY TRYING TO GET THE BABY TO ADAPT TO A ROUTINE
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY ADAPTING TO THE BABY

How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?

1
MOSTLY FEELING FULFILLED
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY FEELING TRAPPED

How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?

1
VERY MUCH CHANGED BY BECOMING A MOTHER
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY UNCHANGED

How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?

1
MOSTLY WAITING FOR THINGS TO GET BACK TO NORMAL
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY ENJOYING THE NEW WAY OF LIFE
We would very much like to thank you for your time and help.
Wirral Child Health and Development Study The Lauries Centre Professor Jonathan Hill and Dr Helen Sharp and all the research team
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Wirral Child Health and Development Study

Part 1

We are very grateful to you for helping us with our research. We hope to learn a great deal from your experiences and those of other women having their first baby. The questions we ask are not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. We just want to learn as much as we can about how different experiences of pregnancy and life during pregnancy and early motherhood influence children's early development over time, starting now!
Date today?
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Accompanied
1
Tick

First, some background information about you . . .

How many weeks pregnant are you? ... weeks
How many
Are you expecting one baby or more?
1
one baby
2
twins
3
triplets
What is the expected date of birth of your baby?
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How old are you? ... years
Age
What is your own date of birth?
Date of birth
How would you describe your own ETHNIC ORIGIN:
1
Bangladeshi
2
Black African
3
Black Caribbean
4
Chinese
5
Greek/Greek Cypriot
6
Indian
7
Irish
8
Other Black
9
Pakistani
10
Turkish/Turkish Cypriot
11
White
12
Other
please describe your ethnic origin below:
Other
Are you currently:
1
Married
2
Single
3
Widowed
4
Divorced
5
Separated
6
Cohabiting (living with partner)
7
Partner living elsewhere
8
Other (please describe below)
Other
How long have you been with your current partner?
a
No partner
b
Less than 1 year
c
1 to 2 years
d
2 to 5 years
e
More than 5 years
how many months or years have you been doing so? ... months ... years
Years Months
what is their full name?
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Your living arrangements

Who lives with you in your household?
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What type of housing do you live in?
1
House
2
Flat
3
Bedsit
4
Maisonette
5
Work-related accommodation
6
caravan
7
hostel
8
Student residence
9
Or Other (please describe)
Other
What is your postcode?
Postcode
Is the place where you live owned or rented by you?
1
Owner occupied
2
rented from private landlord
3
rented from council or housing association
4
Accommodation provided by work - pay rent
5
Accommodation provided by work - no rent
6
guest in someone else's home
7
Other (please describe)
Other
How many bedrooms do you have?
How many
How many rooms in total are there?
How many
How long have you lived there? ... months ... years
Years Months
How satisfied are you with your housing?
1
Very satisfied
2
Satisfied
3
Dissatisfied
4
Very dissatisfied

Your education and work

How old were you when you finished full-time education? ... years
Age

Do you have any academic or vocational qualifications?

-
How many
Secondary Education: GCSE
Secondary Education and/or CSE
Further Education: None
Further Education: CSEs
Further Education: NVQs
Further Education: GNVQs
Further Education: 'A' levels
Further Education: HNC
Further Education: HND
Further Education: Job specific qualifications e.g., secretarial, nursing
Further Education: BTEC
Further Education: City and Guild
Further Education: Other (give details)
Higher Education: Undergraduate Degree
Higher Education: Postgraduate Degree
Do you have any academic or vocational qualifications? Further Education: Other (give details) Other details
How many
Other
Have you gained 5 GCSEs / O levels at grade C or above?
1
YES
2
NO
What was your employment status when you became pregnant?
1
Full-time paid employment
2
Part time paid employment
3
Self-employed
4
Unemployed
5
Other (please give details below)
6
On sick leave or disability
7
Full-time education or training scheme
8
Part-time education or training scheme
9
Voluntary work
10
Full time education plus part-time work
What was your employment status when you became pregnant? More details
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In the last year, how many different employers have you worked for?
How many
Approximately how many hours do you work each week? ... hours
How many
What is the nature of your employment?
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Do you plan to carry on working after the baby/babies is/are born?
1
Yes
2
Move to part time
3
No
4
Not decided
5
Don't know
When did you last work? ... month ... year
Years Months
What was your last job?
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What was your reason for leaving?
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Some background information about your partner . . .

how old are they? ... (years)
Age
How old were they when they finished full-time education? ... years
Age
If you have a partner, are they employed at the moment?
1
YES
2
NO
How many different employers has your partner worked for in the last year?
How many
Approximately how many hours does your partner work each week? ... hours
How many
What is the nature of their job?
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When did your partner last work?
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What was your partner's last job?
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What was your partner's reason for leaving?
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Your family income

What is your approximate annual FAMILY income?
1
Up to £10,000
2
£10,000-£20,000
3
£21,000 - £30,000
4
£31,000-£40,000
5
£41,000 - £50,000
6
£51,000 - £60,000
7
£61,000-£70,000
8
over £71,000
9
Don't Know
Are you receiving any benefits
1
Income Support
2
Disability Living All
3
Carer's All
4
Incapacity Be
5
New Deal
6
Council Tax Ben
7
Job Seekers All
8
Tax Credits
9
Housing Ben
10
Other (please give details below)
Are you receiving any benefits: More details
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Do you have financial problems at the moment?
1
Not at all
2
A few
3
A lot

Your health and lifestyle

Have you had any problems with your health lately?
1
YES
2
NO
Are you currently taking any medication?
1
YES
2
NO
what medication are you taking?
medication
How many cigarettes did you smoke each day, on average, during the year before your pregnancy?
1
None
2
Less than 10
3
Between 10 and 20
4
More than 20
How many cigarettes did you smoke each day, on average, during your pregnancy?
1
None
2
Less than 10
3
Between 10 and 20
4
More than 20
when did you stop?
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Did you drink alcohol in the YEAR BEFORE YOUR pregnancy?
1
YES
2
NO
How often did you drink alcohol?
1
Monthly or less
2
2 to 4 times monthly
3
2 to 4 times per week
4
4 or more times per week
How often did you have 6 drinks or more on one occasion?
1
Never
2
Less than monthly
3
Monthly
4
Weekly
5
Daily or almost daily
Have you been drinking DURING your pregnancy?
1
YES
2
NO
How often have you been drinking alcohol PER WEEK?
1
Less than one drink
2
One to six drinks
3
Six to twelve
4
More than twelve per week
Have you taken recreational drugs in the year BEFORE YOUR PREGNANCY(e.g., cannabis)?
1
YES
2
NO
which drugs did you take?
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Please tell us the average number of hours per week you spend on sports or exercise activities NOW and before you were pregnant?

hours before hours now
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Mildly energetic (e.g., walking, woodwork, weeding, bike repair, housework)
Moderately energetic (e.g., scrubbing, chopping, dancing, leisurely swimming, mowing lawn)
Vigorous activities (e.g., running, tennis, squash, football, hard swimming, cycle racing)

Now some questions about your current pregnancy

Please read the following questions carefully, and tick the box corresponding to the statement which most applies to you.
Have you sought help conceiving in this pregnancy?
a
No
b
Yes, from own doctor
c
Yes, from clinic
Was this current pregnancy planned?
a
Yes, it was planned
b
No, it wasn't planned
c
I had considered getting pregnant but had not actively done anything about it
did you consider not going ahead with this pregnancy?
a
Yes, I seriously considered a termination
b
Yes, I considered a termination for short while
c
No, but I did consider adoption
d
No, I felt I wanted to go ahead with my pregnancy
Have you ever had a miscarriage before?
1
Yes
2
No
how many previous miscarriages have you had?
How many
Have you ever had a termination before?
1
Yes
2
No
how many previous terminations have you had?
How many
Has this pregnancy been a positive experience for you?
a
Yes, definitely
b
Yes, mostly
c
Mostly not
d
Definitely not
How often have you felt anxious about this pregnancy?
a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always
How often have you felt panicky about this pregnancy?
a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always
How often have you felt happy about this pregnancy?
a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always
How often have you felt afraid about this pregnancy?
a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always
How often have you felt relaxed about this pregnancy?
a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always
How often have you felt concerned about this pregnancy?
a
Never
b
A little of the time
c
Sometimes
d
Quite a lot of the time
e
Always
Have you had any complications or health problems during this pregnancy which required medical attention?
a
No
b
Yes, treated by GP
c
Yes, seen in FMU or gynae (no admission)
d
Yes, required hospital admission
Have you had any complications or health problems during this pregnancy which required medical attention? Please give details
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Have you had a test result in pregnancy that has caused you concern?
1
Yes
2
No
which test was it
1
Pregnancy test
2
Urine test
3
Amnio/CVS
4
Genetic testing
5
Booking bloods
6
Early scan
7
Ectopic
8
Other (please give details below)
9
Chlamydia
10
Quad test
11
NT scan
Other
If Yes, how much have you been concerned by it?
1
Not at all
2
A little concerned
3
Fairly concerned
4
Very concerned
If you worked during this pregnancy, how do you feel about giving up work?
a
Not working
b
Keen to stop
c
Mixed feelings
d
Reluctant to stop
e
Don't intend to stop

Pregnancy stress

We would like to know how stressed you have felt during the pregnancy so far. On the following scale 0 indicates feeling no stress and 10 indicates feeling extremely stressed.
Please circle how stressed you were feeling during early pregnancy (weeks 1-12)
0
0: No stress
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: As stressed as you can possibly imagine
Please circle how stressed you have been feeling so far during mid-pregnancy up to now (weeks 13-24)
0
0: No stress
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: As stressed as you can possibly imagine

Relationship recently...

Interviewer: "Next we'd like to ask you about the positive and negative qualities of your most recent relationship in more detail. When two people are in a relationship, they usually share some good and some bad times together. So relationships can be a source of support and a source of stress at different times for all of us. We need to learn more about how relationships influence how women feel in pregnancy, so we can develop better ways of supporting women in future. The interviewer will read out each question aloud and we would like you to circle your answer on the paper to each one in turn. We will ask first about your current or most recent relationship, then about your partner or most recent partner. Like all the information you give us, your responses will be kept private and confidential."
Please circle the response that best fits how you feel now? How satisfied are you with your marriage / relationship?
1
Extremely Dissatisfied
2
Very Dissatisfied
3
Somewhat Dissatisfied
4
Mixed
5
Somewhat Satisfied
6
Very Satisfied
7
Extremely Satisfied
Please circle the response that best fits how you feel now? How satisfied are you with your husband / partner?
1
Extremely Dissatisfied
2
Very Dissatisfied
3
Somewhat Dissatisfied
4
Mixed
5
Somewhat Satisfied
6
Very Satisfied
7
Extremely Satisfied
In the past year have YOU ever been supportive of your partner at a difficult time?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever just kept your opinions quietly to yourself?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever damaged a household item or some part of the home out of anger towards your partner?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever given your partner more affection to make up after an argument?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever deliberately disposed of or hid an important item of your partner’s?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever got very upset if dinner, housework or home repair work was not done when you thought it should be?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever initiated a discussion to air (talk about) all points of view?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever purposely damaged or destroyed your partner’s clothes, car or other personal possessions?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever insulted or shamed your partner in front of others?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever listened carefully to your partner?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever locked your partner out of the house?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever told your partner that he/she could not work or study?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever stated your position clearly?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever tried to stop your partner from seeing or talking to family or friends?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever been flexible about how you handle differences of opinion?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever repeated a point to make sure it was understood?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever restricted your partner’s use of the car or telephone?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever made threats to leave the relationship?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever cooled down through physical work or activity?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever tried to turn family, friends, or children against your partner?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever given your partner helpful advice to solve a problem?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever ordered your partner around?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever tried new ways of dealing with problems together?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever admitted your faults or taken responsibility for a problem?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever frightened your partner?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever treated your partner like he/she was stupid?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever come up with helpful ideas for your partner?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever given in to your partner but planned revenge?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever brought in, or tried to bring in someone to help settle things?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever ridiculed your partner?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever expressed regret about something you did or said to your partner?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever threatened to hit your partner or throw something at him/her in anger?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever told your partner he/she was ugly or unattractive?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever been able to agree to a compromise over a problem?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever become abusive after using drugs or drinking alcohol?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever thrown, smashed, hit or kicked something in a disagreement?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever said sorry after an argument?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever agreed to disagree with your partner to settle an argument?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year have YOU ever agreed to go along with what your partner wanted?
1
Yes
2
No
Interviewer: "Now, I'd like to ask you more about the quality of your relationship"
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever been supportive of you at a difficult time?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever just kept his/her opinions quiet?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever damaged a household item or some part of the home out of anger towards you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever given you more affection to make up after an argument?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever deliberately disposed of or hid an important item of yours?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever got very upset if dinner, housework was not done when he/she thought it should be?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever initiated a discussion to air (talk about) all points of view?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever purposely damaged or destroyed your clothes, car or other personal possessions?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever insulted or shamed you in front of others?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever listened carefully to you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever locked you out of the house?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever told you that you could not work or study?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever stated his/her position clearly?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever tried to stop you from seeing or talking to family or friends?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever been flexible about he/she handles differences of opinion?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever repeated a point to make sure it was understood?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever restricted your use of the car or telephone?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever made threats to leave?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever cooled down through physical work or activity?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever tried to turn family, friends, or children against you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever given you helpful advice to solve a problem?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever ordered you around?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever tried new ways of dealing with problems together?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever admitted his/her faults or taken responsibility for a problem?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever frightened you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever treated you like you are stupid?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever come up with helpful ideas for you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever given in to you but planned revenge?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever brought in, or tried to bring in someone to help settle things?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever ridiculed you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever expressed regret about something he/she did or said to you?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever threatened to hit you or throw something at you in anger?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever told you that you are ugly or unattractive?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever been able to agree to a compromise over a problem?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever become abusive after using drugs or drinking alcohol?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever thrown, smashed, hit or kicked something in a disagreement?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever said sorry after an argument?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever agreed to disagree with you to settle an argument?
1
Yes
2
No
In the past year has YOUR PARTNER ever agreed to go along with what you wanted?
1
Yes
2
No
Now we would like to give you a short booklet of questions about your general health and how you have been feeling recently

Part 2

We are very grateful to you for helping us with our research. The questions we ask are not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers.
Date today?
Generic date

How have you been feeling in the past week...

Please underline the answer which comes closest to how you have felt in the past week, not just how you feel today.
In the past seven days: I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:
1
As much as I always could
2
Not quite so much now
3
Definitely not so much now
4
Not at all
In the past seven days: I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:
1
As much as I ever did
2
Rather less than I used to
3
Definitely less than I used to
4
Hardly at all
In the past seven days: I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, some of the time
3
Not very often
4
No, never
In the past seven days: I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:
1
No, not at all
2
Hardly ever
3
Yes, sometimes
4
Yes, very often
In the past seven days: I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:
1
Yes, quite a lot
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not much
4
No, not at all
In the past seven days: Things have been getting on top of me:
1
Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope at all
2
Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
3
No, most of the time I have coped quite well
4
No, I have been coping as well as ever
In the past seven days: I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, sometimes
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all
In the past seven days: I have felt sad or miserable:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all
In the past seven days: I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Only occasionally
4
No, never
In the past seven days: I have thought of harming myself:
1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

Your general health

The following questions ask about your health in general. For each statement, please circle the response that comes closest to how you have been feeling over the past few weeks.
Have you recently ... Been able to concentrate on whatever you are doing?
1
Better than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less than usual
4
Much less than usual
Have you recently ... Lost much sleep over worry?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently ... Felt that you are playing a useful part in things?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less useful than usual
4
Much less useful
Have you recently ... Felt capable of making decisions about things?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less capable
Have you recently ... Felt constantly under strain?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently ... Felt you couldn't over come your difficulties?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently ... Been able to enjoy your normal day-to-day activities?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual
Have you recently ... Been able to face up to your problems?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less able than usual
4
Much less able
Have you recently ... Been feeling unhappy and depressed?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently ... Been losing confidence in yourself?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently ... Been thinking of yourself as a worthless person?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently ... Been feeling reasonably happy, all things considered?
1
More so than usual
2
About same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual

How do you generally feel or react?

Read each of the following statements that people have used to describe themselves, and then circle the most appropriate number to the right of the statement to INDICATE HOW YOU GENERALLY FEEL OR REACT. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any one statement. Circle the answer that best describes how you generally feel or react.
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I am quick tempered
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I have a fiery temper
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I am a hot headed person
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I get angry when I am slowed down by others' mistakes
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I feel annoyed when I am not given recognition for doing good work
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I fly off the handle
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? When I get mad, I say nasty things
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? It makes me furious when I am criticised in front of others
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? When I get frustrated I feel like hitting someone
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always
HOW I GENERALLY FEEL..? I feel infuriated when I do a good job and get a poor evaluation
1
Almost never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Almost always

Your mood and feelings now?

AGAIN, a number of statements which people have used to describe themselves are given below. Read each statement and then circle the most appropriate number to the right of the statement to INDICATE HOW YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW, AT THIS MOMENT. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any one statement but give the answer which seems to describe your present feelings best.
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel calm...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel secure...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel tense...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am strained...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel at ease...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am upset...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am presently worrying over possible misfortunes...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel satisfied...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel frightened...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel comfortable...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel self-confident...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel nervous...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel jittery...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel indecisive...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am relaxed...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel content...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I am worried...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel confused...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel steady...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so
HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW..? I feel pleasant...
1
Not at all
2
Somewhat
3
Moderately so
4
Very much so

Your future baby and early motherhood

The following questions ask about your thoughts and feelings concerning your future baby and early motherhood. We are trying to learn from each woman who takes part in the study, so please just say how you generally feel now. There are no right or wrong answers.
Please make a clear tick in one of the boxes to tell us how much your feelings are nearer to the words on the left or to the words on the right. Please try to decide either way - only use the middle box if your feelings are no nearer to one end than the other.
What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?
1
FITTING EASILY INTO YOUR LIFE
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
TAKING OVER EVERYTHING YOU DO
What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?
1
A STRANGER AT FIRST
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW ALREADY
What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?
1
MOSTLY DEMANDING
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY NEEDY AND HELPLESS
What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?
1
ABLE TO TELL WHO YOU ARE FROM EARLY ON
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
UNABLE TO TELL YOU APART FROM OTHER PEOPLE EARLY ON
What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?
1
BORN BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
BORN NEEDING HELP TO LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE
What do you imagine your baby will be like at first?
1
BORN KNOWING WHAT IS BEST FOR HIM/HER
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
AS THE MOTHER YOU KNOW WHAT IS BEST
How do you intend to feed your baby?....... To begin with, do you intend to...
1
FEED YOUR BABY ON DEMAND
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
FEED YOUR BABY AT SET TIMES
How do you intend to feed your baby?....... After several months, do you intend to...
1
FEED YOUR BABY ON DEMAND
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
FEED YOUR BABY AT SET TIMES
How do you intend to feed your baby?....... Do you intend to...
1
MOSTLY BREAST FEED
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY BOTTLE FEED
How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?
1
MOSTLY A MOTHER
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY THE SAME PERSON AS USUAL
How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?
1
MOSTLY TRYING TO GET THE BABY TO ADAPT TO A ROUTINE
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY ADAPTING TO THE BABY
How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?
1
MOSTLY FEELING FULFILLED
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY FEELING TRAPPED
How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?
1
VERY MUCH CHANGED BY BECOMING A MOTHER
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY UNCHANGED
How do you imagine yourself in the first few weeks?
1
MOSTLY WAITING FOR THINGS TO GET BACK TO NORMAL
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
MOSTLY ENJOYING THE NEW WAY OF LIFE
We would very much like to thank you for your time and help.
Wirral Child Health and Development Study The Lauries Centre Professor Jonathan Hill and Dr Helen Sharp and all the research team
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Wirral Child Health and Development Study - Phase 01 Mother Questionnaire - 20 wk scan