In trying to find good numbers for my pregnancy script I ran into a ton of conflicting information, narrow studies, and numbers that were just plain made up. So I decided to create my own survey, which I admit is not terribly scientific, but it's something. You can help out by participating and sending it to your friends. You can even take it more than once, if you've given birth more than once. Or if you're just interested in the results, you can view the results.
All questions in this survey are optional except I must know:
I'm collecting first names mostly so people can contact me (example, if you remember in three days that you filled this out wrong, you can e-mail me and say "change the survey that Sandy took last Thursday!" and I'll know which one you're talking about. Fake it if you want.)
I do request that you only take this survey for births you personally have had, not ones you have just been around for or close to.
All fields may be shared with other researchers or published at some time. In fact I PLAN on sharing the birth story links if you include them, I think it'd be really cool for women to read stories of births that happened at the exact same stage of pregnancy they're at.