writer needs pregnant moms input

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Registered: 03-26-2003
writer needs pregnant moms input
Sat, 06-07-2003 - 4:32pm
Hi ~

I am a freelance writer putting together a short article about online support for pregnant moms. I am trying to get a sense of how message boards and chats are helpful to expectant parents. I am looking for several pregnant women to "interview" via email.

Some of my questions:

- How did you go about locating a good message board/chat?

- What criteria did you use to determine which boards to participate in?

- What makes a good chat room?

- Why does online support work for you?

- Does the support you find online take the place of personal support, or just supplement it?

- Has participating in an online community provided you with benefits that you can't find elsewhere?

- What do you like about having an online support system?

- Does the anonymity of the Internet allow you to ask questions that might be embarrassing in person? Elaborate, please.

- Have you had the opportunity to meet online friends in person? What was that like?

- How do you know that the information you receive from online sources is true? Have you ever approached your doctor with a question/concern that surfaced online?

If you wish to answer any of these questions, you may contact me through my profile. Feel free to elaborate! Please let me know how I can reach you, and whether or not I can use your name in my article. Thanks in advance!

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Registered: 04-24-2003
Tue, 06-10-2003 - 4:06pm
I sent you an email. hope it helps.