The Impact of Historical Trauma on Birth Outcomes

Welcome, and thank you for your interest!

The purpose of this study is to see if historical trauma in African American women affects birth

outcomes. Minority women in America, and in Rock County in particular, are far more likely to

experience a bad birth outcome than white women. This study will gather information about how

historical trauma (trauma that has been passed down through generations) could be impacting the

current disparity in birth outcomes. Each participant will be asked to complete two surveys, one

about their previous births and one called the African American Historical Trauma Questionnaire

which asks questions about how racism now and in the past has impacted their family.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please contact us at

Each participant that completes both surveys will receive $20!