Hey Baby! Couples’ Wellbeing Study

Recruiting First-Time Parent Couples for an Online Study about the Transition to Parenthood

Are you expecting your first child?

Participate in a study on the transition to parenthood with your partner!


Help us understand how couples manage changes to their sexual well-being during the transition to parenthood.

We are recruiting BOTH members of the couple who are currently 12- to 20-weeks pregnant to complete confidential online surveys over 20-months.


*This study aims to be inclusive to individuals of all gender identities, bodies, and orientations.


Couples can participate if:

  • They are 18 years or older.

  • Both partners are engaged in an intimate relationship and are living together.

  • One member of the couple is currently 12- to 20-weeks pregnant with their first child.

  • Both parents reside in Canada or the United States.

  • Both parents have access to personal e-mail addresses and can complete online surveys.

  • Both parents can speak and understand English.

*other criteria may apply


What will you be asked to do?

Part 1

A) Both partners will complete separate online surveys in pregnancy (20- and 32-weeks)

B) Both partners will complete separate online surveys in the postpartum period (2 weeks, and 3-, 9-, and 15-months)

Part 2

Both partners will complete separate online daily diaries (brief surveys each night) for 21-days starting between 3- and 4-months postpartum


Participants will be compensated up to $230 CDN (or USD equivalent) per couple in gift cards for participating.

*All information is kept strictly confidential.


To participate, or to find out more, please contact us at HeyBaby@dal.ca


Click here fill out a brief contact form.

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