New at Parenting Study

Thank you for your interest in the New at Parenting Study*! We are happy to invite you to participate in this exciting research study we just launched at Parentline to better support brand new parents.

All parents who participate will receive a total of $150 of baby products and gift cards!

You can easily sign up to participate in our study and start receiving the benefits from our services now! Sign up here

Parentline is a phone- and web-based service that supports new parents with children birth to three years of age for non-medical issues such as developmental milestones, sleeping, feeding, and crying concerns, postpartum well-being, and the co-parenting relationship.

What is this study about?

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the impact of receiving regularly scheduled phone counseling services delivered by advanced, trained clinical psychology doctoral students working within Parentline, during the first six months of parenthood.

We want to inquire whether parents who receive scheduled phone counseling services delivered through brief therapy techniques demonstrate a greater change from pregnancy to six months postpartum in their well-being

If I want to participate, what would I have to do? All participants will be asked to complete three 10-minute online questionnaires: during pregnancy, 2 weeks after their baby's birth, and when their baby is 6 months old. Half of our participants will be randomly selected to receive three pre-planned counseling sessions over Zoom (conference call software) during months 1, 3 and 5 of your baby's life. The other half of participants are welcomed to call Parentline anytime.

To be eligible for the study, you only need to:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be expecting a baby in your last trimester or planning to adopt a newborn child.
Calls will be audio recorded for quality purposes.
No information provided to Parentline will be shared with medical providers unless we have a cause to believe that there is a safety risk to you, your baby or another minor. Your name and contact information will remain private and will not be linked with any information from calls our questionnaires when we publish the results of this study.

* This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of San Francisco