Maternal Health and Wellbeing

Women's experiences of being overdue in pregnancy 

Project Duration

April - November 2015


Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Project Staff

  • Dr Denis Walsh
  • Dr Julie Roberts
  • Kay Khan
  • Dr George Bugg


Staff Institutions

  1. The University of Nottingham


  • To explore how women experience being overdue.
  • To identify any additional social support women may want in prolonged pregnancy.
  • To explore how women understand and balance the risks of prolonged pregnancy with the risks of induction.



  • Semi-structured interviews with women who gave birth at 41 weeks or more.
  • Asynchronous online focus group with women who gave birth at 41 weeks or more.

Stage of development

Preparing documentation and protocol

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Contact for further information

Denis Walsh  

Julie Roberts  




Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0820