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Wirral Child Health and Development Study
We are very grateful to you for helping us with our research. Your baby will be about 8 weeks old now. We want to ask you about how you’ve been feeling recently and what happened at your baby’s birth. We are asking all the mothers in our study to do this to help us understand more about life after a first baby. The questions we ask are not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. Please just say how things really are for you now. When you have finished please put the form in the stamped addressed envelope provided and return it in the post to us.

What is the date today?

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First, some questions about you and your baby ...

What is your baby's age now ... weeks old

Age

Baby's date of birth:

Date of birth

Was your baby early?

2
No
1
Yes
If so,
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by how many weeks?

How many

Baby's weight at birth, if you know:

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Did you have:

(please circle)

1
Triplets
2
Twins
3
Single

Did you have:

(please circle)

1
Boy
2
Girl

At delivery, did you have: Normal vaginal delivery

2
No
1
Yes

At delivery, did you have: Forceps delivery

2
No
1
Yes

At delivery, did you have: Suction (Ventouse)

2
No
1
Yes

At delivery, did you have: Caesarian section

2
No
1
Yes
If you had a caesarian section,
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was it:

(please circle)

1
planned or
2
emergency

At delivery, did you have: Other delivery or postnatal complications (please describe briefly):

Other

How long did you stay in hospital?

(please state hours or days)

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Did your baby have to go to Special Baby Care Unit?

2
No
1
Yes
If yes:
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how long for?

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What was the reason?

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Do you have concerns about your baby's health now?

(please circle a response below)

1
No concerns
2
Minor concerns
3
Major concerns

Please give details of any concerns you have

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Have YOU had any complications or health problems during this pregnancy since the 20 week scan which required medical attention?

a
No
b
Yes, treated by GP
c
Yes, treated as hospital outpatient
d
Yes, required hospital admission

Please give details

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Did you take any medicines DURING pregnancy after 20 weeks gestation?

(please circle)

2
No
1
Yes

Please give the name(s) of these medicine(s)

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Since your baby's birth have you taken medicines prescribed the doctor?

(please circle)

2
No
1
Yes

Please give the name(s) of these medicine(s):

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Your marital status now ...

Are you currently:

(Please tick a box)

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

Is this the same as when we spoke to you at your 20 week scan appointment?

(please tick)

1
Yes the same - I am single like before
2
Yes the same - I am living with the same partner
3
Yes the same - my partner still lives elsewhere
4
No things are different - I am now living with my partner
5
No things are different - I am now in a new relationship but we are not living together
6
No things are different - I am now living with a new partner
7
No- My previous relationship ended and I am now single
8
Other - can you give brief details below
Pregnancy stress
We would like to know how stressed or worried you have felt during the last 3 months of pregnancy. On the following scale 0 indicates feeling extremely relaxed and 10 indicates feeling extremely stressed or worried.

Please circle how worried and stressed you were feeling during later pregnancy (weeks 25-birth)

0
0: No stress
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10: As stressed as you can possibly imagine
Postnatal stress

Please circle how worried and stressed you have been feeling since your baby's birth?

0
0: No stress
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10: As stressed as you can possibly imagine
Feeding your baby ...
Please place a tick on the scale below to tell us how have you been feeding your baby? ...

WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN, did you ...

1
FEED YOUR BABY ON DEMAND
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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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FEED YOUR BABY AT SET TIMES

WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN, did you ...

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MOSTLY BREAST FEED
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-
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-
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MOSTLY BOTTLE FEED

WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN, did you bottle feed using formula milk or breast milk or both

(please circle a response below)

1
formula milk
2
breast milk
3
breast and formula milk
4
do not bottle feed

WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN did he/she have to be tube fed at all ?

(please circle a response)

2
No
1
Yes
If your baby was tube fed,
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please tell us for how many days approximately: ... days

How many

WHEN YOUR BABY HAD REACHED 6 WEEKS OLD did you ...

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

WHEN YOUR BABY HAD REACHED 6 WEEKS OLD did you ...

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

WHEN YOUR BABY HAD REACHED 6 WEEKS OLD, did you bottle feed using formula milk or breast milk or both?

(please circle a response below)

1
formula milk
2
breast milk
3
breast and formula milk
4
do not bottle feed
Relationships recently ...
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 the early postnatal weeks so we can develop ways of better supporting women in future. We’d like to ask you three brief questions about how satisfied you are with your relationship now.

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

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

Please circle the response that best fits how you feel now? How satisfied are you with your husband / partner's contribution to parenting so far?

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

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 ... Lost much sleep over worry?

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

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 ... 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

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 ... 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

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 ... Felt constantly under strain?

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

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

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

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 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

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 face up to your problems?

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

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 feeling unhappy and depressed?

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

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 losing confidence in yourself?

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

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 thinking of your self as a worthless person?

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

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 feeling reasonably happy, all things considered?

1
More so than usual
2
About same as usual
3
Less than usual
4
Much less than usual
How have you been feeling in the past week ...
As you recently had a baby, we would like to know how you are feeling now. 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:

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Yes, most of the time
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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 has occurred to me:

1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
Your mood and feelings now?
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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
4
Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so

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

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Not at all
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Somewhat
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Moderately so
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Very much so
Now we'd like to learn about your BABY and what s/he likes and dislikes. All babies are different so we would like to learn from you a little more about your experiences of your own baby so far....
As you read about each baby behaviour on the next page, please tell us how often YOUR BABY did this during the LAST WEEK (the past seven days) by circling one of the numbers in the right hand column.
The “Does Not Apply” (X) column is used when you did not see the baby in the situation described during the last week. For example, if the situation mentions the baby having to wait for food or liquids and there was no time during the last week when the baby had to wait, circle the (X) column. “Does Not Apply” is different from “Never” (1).
“Never” (1) is used when you saw the baby in the situation but the baby never engaged in the behavior listed during the last week. For example, if the baby did have to wait for food or liquids at least once but never cried loudly while waiting, circle the (1) column.
SLEEPING

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... Before falling asleep at night, how often did the baby: ... show no fussing or crying?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
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Almost Always
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Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... After sleeping, how often did the baby: ... fuss or cry immediately?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
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About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... After sleeping, how often did the baby: ... play quietly in the cot

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

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Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... After sleeping, how often did the baby: ... cry if someone doesn't come within a few minutes?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often did the baby: ... seem angry (crying and fussing) when you left her/him in the cot?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

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Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often did the baby: ... seem contented when left in the cot?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often did the baby: ... cry or fuss before going to sleep for naps?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
BATHING AND DRESSING

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When his/her face was washed, how often did the baby: ... fuss or cry?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When his/her hair was washed, how often did the baby: ... fuss or cry?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
PLAY

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When something the baby was playing with had to be removed, how often did s/he: ... cry or show distress for a time?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When something the baby was playing with had to be removed, how often did s/he: ... seem not bothered?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DAILY ACTIVITIES

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... cry or show distress at a change in parents' appearance (glasses off, shower cap on, etc.)?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... protest being placed in a confining place (infant seat, play pen, car seat, etc)?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... startle at a sudden change in body position (e.g. when moved suddenly)?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... startle to a loud or sudden noise?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When placed on his/her back, how often did the baby: ... fuss or protest?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When the baby wanted something, how often did s/he: ... become upset when s/he could not get what s/he wanted?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When the baby wanted something, how often did s/he: ... have tantrums (crying, screaming, face red, etc.) when s/he did not get what s/he wanted?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When placed in an infant seat or car seat, how often did the baby: ... show distress at first; then quiet down?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS

When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... cling to a parent?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... refuse to go to the unfamiliar person?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... hang back from the adult?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... never "warm up" to the unfamiliar adult?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When in the presence of several unfamiliar adults, how often did the baby: ... cling to a parent?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When in the presence of several unfamiliar adults, how often did the baby: ... cry?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When in the presence of several unfamiliar adults, how often did the baby: ... continue to be upset for 10 minutes or longer?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When visiting a new place, how often did the baby: ... show distress for the first few minutes?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When visiting a new place, how often did the baby: ... continue to be upset for 10 minutes or more?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When your baby was approached by an unfamiliar person when you and s/he were out (for example, shopping), how often did the baby: ... show distress?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When your baby was approached by an unfamiliar person when you and s/he were out (for example, shopping), how often did the baby: ... cry?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When an unfamiliar adult came to your home or flat, how often did your baby: ... allow her/himself to be picked up without protest?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

When an unfamiliar adult came to your home or flat, how often did your baby: ... cry when the visitor attempted to pick her/him up?

Please be sure to circle a number for every item.

1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
And finally ...

My baby likes to be touched.

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

My baby likes me to talk to her/him.

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

My baby likes me to sing to her/him.

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

My baby likes me to leave her/him alone.

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

My baby likes me to hold her/him.

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

My baby likes me to put her/him down (e.g. in pram / cot / basket / on mat)

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

My baby likes to suck a dummy

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

My baby tries to suck her/his own hands

Please circle one response to tell us about what your baby's likes ...

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I hold my baby

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I pick my baby up.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I talk to my baby.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I cuddle my baby.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I rock my baby.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I kiss my baby.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's tummy.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's back.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's face.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's arms or legs.

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I watch my baby

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot

How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I leave her/him to lie down (e.g. in pram / cot / basket / on mat)

(Please circle one response)

1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
Please complete the following two sentences in your own words:

Most of all I have noticed my baby does not seem to like ...

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Best of all I have noticed my baby likes me to

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Thank you for your help in completing this questionnaire and for your time.
Please return your answers to us in the stamped addressed envelope provided to: 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
We are very grateful to you for helping us with our research. Your baby will be about 8 weeks old now. We want to ask you about how you’ve been feeling recently and what happened at your baby’s birth. We are asking all the mothers in our study to do this to help us understand more about life after a first baby. The questions we ask are not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. Please just say how things really are for you now. When you have finished please put the form in the stamped addressed envelope provided and return it in the post to us.
What is the date today?
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First, some questions about you and your baby ...

What is your baby's age now ... weeks old
Age
Baby's date of birth:
Date of birth
Was your baby early?
2
No
1
Yes
by how many weeks?
How many
Baby's weight at birth, if you know:
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Did you have:
1
Triplets
2
Twins
3
Single
Did you have:
1
Boy
2
Girl
At delivery, did you have: Normal vaginal delivery
2
No
1
Yes
At delivery, did you have: Forceps delivery
2
No
1
Yes
At delivery, did you have: Suction (Ventouse)
2
No
1
Yes
At delivery, did you have: Caesarian section
2
No
1
Yes
was it:
1
planned or
2
emergency
At delivery, did you have: Other delivery or postnatal complications (please describe briefly):
Other
How long did you stay in hospital?
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Did your baby have to go to Special Baby Care Unit?
2
No
1
Yes
how long for?
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What was the reason?
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Do you have concerns about your baby's health now?
1
No concerns
2
Minor concerns
3
Major concerns
Please give details of any concerns you have
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Have YOU had any complications or health problems during this pregnancy since the 20 week scan which required medical attention?
a
No
b
Yes, treated by GP
c
Yes, treated as hospital outpatient
d
Yes, required hospital admission
Please give details
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Did you take any medicines DURING pregnancy after 20 weeks gestation?
2
No
1
Yes
Please give the name(s) of these medicine(s)
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Since your baby's birth have you taken medicines prescribed the doctor?
2
No
1
Yes
Please give the name(s) of these medicine(s):
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Your marital status now ...

Are you currently:
1
Single
2
Cohabiting (Living with a partner)
3
Partner living elsewhere
4
Other (please describe below)
5
Married
6
Separated
7
Widowed
8
Divorced
Other
Is this the same as when we spoke to you at your 20 week scan appointment?
1
Yes the same - I am single like before
2
Yes the same - I am living with the same partner
3
Yes the same - my partner still lives elsewhere
4
No things are different - I am now living with my partner
5
No things are different - I am now in a new relationship but we are not living together
6
No things are different - I am now living with a new partner
7
No- My previous relationship ended and I am now single
8
Other - can you give brief details below

Pregnancy stress

We would like to know how stressed or worried you have felt during the last 3 months of pregnancy. On the following scale 0 indicates feeling extremely relaxed and 10 indicates feeling extremely stressed or worried.
Please circle how worried and stressed you were feeling during later pregnancy (weeks 25-birth)
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

Postnatal stress

Please circle how worried and stressed you have been feeling since your baby's birth?
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

Feeding your baby ...

Please place a tick on the scale below to tell us how have you been feeding your baby? ...
WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN, did you ...
1
FEED YOUR BABY ON DEMAND
2
-
3
-
4
-
5
-
6
-
7
FEED YOUR BABY AT SET TIMES
WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN, did you ...
1
MOSTLY BREAST FEED
2
-
3
-
4
-
5
-
6
-
7
MOSTLY BOTTLE FEED
WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN, did you bottle feed using formula milk or breast milk or both
1
formula milk
2
breast milk
3
breast and formula milk
4
do not bottle feed
WHEN YOUR BABY WAS NEWBORN did he/she have to be tube fed at all ?
2
No
1
Yes
please tell us for how many days approximately: ... days
How many
WHEN YOUR BABY HAD REACHED 6 WEEKS OLD did you ...
1
FEED YOUR BABY ON DEMAND
2
-
3
-
4
-
5
-
6
-
7
FEED YOUR BABY AT SET TIMES
WHEN YOUR BABY HAD REACHED 6 WEEKS OLD did you ...
1
MOSTLY BREAST FEED
2
-
3
-
4
-
5
-
6
-
7
MOSTLY BOTTLE FEED
WHEN YOUR BABY HAD REACHED 6 WEEKS OLD, did you bottle feed using formula milk or breast milk or both?
1
formula milk
2
breast milk
3
breast and formula milk
4
do not bottle feed

Relationships recently ...

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 the early postnatal weeks so we can develop ways of better supporting women in future. We’d like to ask you three brief questions about how satisfied you are with your relationship now.
Please circle the response that best fits how you feel now? How satisfied are you with your marriage / relationship?
1
Extremely Dissatisified
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 Dissatisified
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's contribution to parenting so far?
1
Extremely Dissatisified
2
Very Dissatisfied
3
Somewhat Dissatisfied
4
Mixed
5
Somewhat Satisfied
6
Very Satisfied
7
Extremely Satisfied

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
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 ... Lost much sleep over worry?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
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 ... 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
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 ... 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
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 ... Felt constantly under strain?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
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 ... 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
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 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
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 face up to your problems?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less able than usual
4
Much less able
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 feeling unhappy and depressed?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
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 losing confidence in yourself?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
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 thinking of your self as a worthless person?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
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 feeling reasonably happy, all things considered?
1
More so than usual
2
About same as usual
3
Less than usual
4
Much less than usual

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

As you recently had a baby, we would like to know how you are feeling now. 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 has occurred to me:
1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

Your mood and feelings now?

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

Now we'd like to learn about your BABY and what s/he likes and dislikes. All babies are different so we would like to learn from you a little more about your experiences of your own baby so far....

As you read about each baby behaviour on the next page, please tell us how often YOUR BABY did this during the LAST WEEK (the past seven days) by circling one of the numbers in the right hand column.
The “Does Not Apply” (X) column is used when you did not see the baby in the situation described during the last week. For example, if the situation mentions the baby having to wait for food or liquids and there was no time during the last week when the baby had to wait, circle the (X) column. “Does Not Apply” is different from “Never” (1).
“Never” (1) is used when you saw the baby in the situation but the baby never engaged in the behavior listed during the last week. For example, if the baby did have to wait for food or liquids at least once but never cried loudly while waiting, circle the (1) column.

SLEEPING

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... Before falling asleep at night, how often did the baby: ... show no fussing or crying?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... After sleeping, how often did the baby: ... fuss or cry immediately?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... After sleeping, how often did the baby: ... play quietly in the cot
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... After sleeping, how often did the baby: ... cry if someone doesn't come within a few minutes?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often did the baby: ... seem angry (crying and fussing) when you left her/him in the cot?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often did the baby: ... seem contented when left in the cot?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often did the baby: ... cry or fuss before going to sleep for naps?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

BATHING AND DRESSING

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When his/her face was washed, how often did the baby: ... fuss or cry?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When his/her hair was washed, how often did the baby: ... fuss or cry?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

PLAY

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When something the baby was playing with had to be removed, how often did s/he: ... cry or show distress for a time?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When something the baby was playing with had to be removed, how often did s/he: ... seem not bothered?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DAILY ACTIVITIES

DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... cry or show distress at a change in parents' appearance (glasses off, shower cap on, etc.)?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... protest being placed in a confining place (infant seat, play pen, car seat, etc)?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... startle at a sudden change in body position (e.g. when moved suddenly)?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... How often during the last week did the baby: ... startle to a loud or sudden noise?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When placed on his/her back, how often did the baby: ... fuss or protest?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When the baby wanted something, how often did s/he: ... become upset when s/he could not get what s/he wanted?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When the baby wanted something, how often did s/he: ... have tantrums (crying, screaming, face red, etc.) when s/he did not get what s/he wanted?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
DURING THE PAST WEEK ... When placed in an infant seat or car seat, how often did the baby: ... show distress at first; then quiet down?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS

When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... cling to a parent?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... refuse to go to the unfamiliar person?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... hang back from the adult?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When introduced to an unfamiliar adult, how often did the baby: ... never "warm up" to the unfamiliar adult?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When in the presence of several unfamiliar adults, how often did the baby: ... cling to a parent?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When in the presence of several unfamiliar adults, how often did the baby: ... cry?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When in the presence of several unfamiliar adults, how often did the baby: ... continue to be upset for 10 minutes or longer?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When visiting a new place, how often did the baby: ... show distress for the first few minutes?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When visiting a new place, how often did the baby: ... continue to be upset for 10 minutes or more?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When your baby was approached by an unfamiliar person when you and s/he were out (for example, shopping), how often did the baby: ... show distress?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When your baby was approached by an unfamiliar person when you and s/he were out (for example, shopping), how often did the baby: ... cry?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When an unfamiliar adult came to your home or flat, how often did your baby: ... allow her/himself to be picked up without protest?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply
When an unfamiliar adult came to your home or flat, how often did your baby: ... cry when the visitor attempted to pick her/him up?
1
Never
2
Very Rarely
3
Less Than Half the Time
4
About Half the Time
5
More Than Half the Time
6
Almost Always
7
Always
X
Does Not Apply

And finally ...

My baby likes to be touched.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
My baby likes me to talk to her/him.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
My baby likes me to sing to her/him.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
My baby likes me to leave her/him alone.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
My baby likes me to hold her/him.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
My baby likes me to put her/him down (e.g. in pram / cot / basket / on mat)
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
My baby likes to suck a dummy
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
My baby tries to suck her/his own hands
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
6
I am not sure yet
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I hold my baby
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I pick my baby up.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I talk to my baby.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I cuddle my baby.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I rock my baby.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I kiss my baby.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's tummy.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's back.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's face.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I stroke my baby's arms or legs.
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I watch my baby
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
How often do you find yourself doing each of the following things with your baby? I leave her/him to lie down (e.g. in pram / cot / basket / on mat)
1
Never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
A lot
Please complete the following two sentences in your own words:
Most of all I have noticed my baby does not seem to like ...
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Best of all I have noticed my baby likes me to
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Thank you for your help in completing this questionnaire and for your time.
Please return your answers to us in the stamped addressed envelope provided to: 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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WCHADS Phase 05 Mother Questionnaire - 9 weeks