Studying Medication in Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period
Decisions about taking medications in pregnancy and the postpartum period are very difficult for women and their doctors. It is clear that we need to find out much more about the risks and benefits but doing research in this area has many problems. Along with other colleagues throughout the UK we are currently planning large scale studies to look at these issues and we are very keen to get input from women with bipolar disorder about what they feel should be the priorities for this research program and the kinds of studies they would be willing to participate in. Even if you have no plans to become pregnant, or you are not able to become pregnant because for example you are post-menopausal, we would still like to hear your opinions.
The questions should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and are tick box apart from a chance at the end to let us know any thoughts you have that have not been covered. We are very grateful for you taking the time to complete the questionnaire, which will help us develop research studies that better address the issues that are important to you.