Dear HealingWell members. My name is Tammy Vallido and I am a student researcher/doctoral candidate from the University of Western Sydney Australia. Peter the site webmaster, has kindly allowed me to adverstise a study I am conducting. I am seeking women who have children, that are willing to discuss what it is like dealing with an illness while being a mother. If you live in Sydney Australia or close by, you have the option of meeting for a chat, otherwise you can share your story through email. I have no criteria regarding the type or severity of the illness as it is the effect on your mothering I am interested in. I can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org It is hoped that this study will contribute to better health care for women. All information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence, and this study has full ethics approval (HREC 7473). I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story. Kind regards Tammy
PS. previously this study was advertised for Australian women only. However motherhood unites women internationally and due to intense interest from women overseas my supervisors have agreed to the study recruiting internationally. Therefore if you speak fluent English, and have mothered during illness, you are welcome to participate.