Baby, are we meant to be? A longitudinal investigation of couples’ sexual growth and destiny beliefs in the transition to parenthood

By Sophie Marchetti This blog is a summary of our published article: Rossi, M. A., Impett, E. A., Dawson, S. J., Vannier, S., Kim, J., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). A longitudinal investigation of couples’ sexual growth and destiny beliefs in the transition to parenthood. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51(3), 1559-1575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-021-02267-3 Photo by Amina Filkins on Pexels […]

Navigating parenthood together: Exploring relationship satisfaction and commitment in first-time parents

Pregnant person lying their head in a partner's lap on couch.

By Malia Artibello This blog is a summary of our published article: Leonhardt, N. D., Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Kim, J. J., Johnson, M. D., & Impett, E. A. (2022). Relationship satisfaction and commitment in the transition to parenthood: A couple-centered approach. Journal of Marriage and Family, 84(1), 80–100. https://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12785 As a couple transitions into the world of parenthood (prenatal to 12 months […]

How will my sexual well-being be affected by becoming a parent?

Couple cuddling on couch with baby.

By Quinn MacDonald This blog is a summary of our published article: Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Leonhardt, N. D., Vannier, S. A., & Impett, E. A. (2021). Trajectories of sexual well-being among couples in the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 35(4), 523–533. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000689 Transitioning to parenthood for the first time can […]

Let’s talk about cost, baby! Perceived financial burden, quality of life, sexual well-being in couples seeking medically assisted reproduction

Couple hugging in the kitchen.

By Lucy Coady and David Allsop This blog is a summary of our published article: Allsop, D. B., Péloquin, K., Saxey, M. T., Rossi, M. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2023). Perceived financial burden is indirectly linked to sexual well-being via quality of life among couples seeking medically assisted reproduction. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1063268 Medically […]

Did I meet your expectations? A longitudinal couples’ study on unmet and exceeded sexual expectations during the transition to parenthood.

Parents holding a baby.

By Brianna MacDonald This blog is a summary of our published article: Rosen, N. O., Vannier, S. A., Johnson, M. D., McCarthy, L., & Impett, E. A. (2022). Unmet and exceeded expectations for sexual concerns across the transition to parenthood. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2022.2126814 Welcoming a new baby can be an exciting […]

Mind Over Matter: Exploring the relationship between mindfulness and body Image in first-time parents

Two people standing. One is pregnant and the other has their arms around the pregnant individual.

By Sophia Marchetti & Inês Tavares This blog is a summary of our published article: Tavares, I. M., Rosen, N. O., Heiman, J. R., & Nobre, P. J. (2023). Longitudinal associations between mindfulness and changes to body image in first-time parent couples. Body Image, 44, 187-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.01.002 Both positive body image and mindfulness contribute to better sexual […]

Let’s talk during sex, baby: Gender/sex differences in sexual communication

Couple embracing in bed.

By Kathleen Nesbitt-Daly This blog is a summary of our published article: Merwin, K. E., Bergeron, S., Jodouin, J. F., Mackinnon, S. P., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). Few differences in sexual talk by gender/sex and dyad type: A retrospective and daily diary study with couples. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51(8), 3715-3733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-022-02363-y Communicating during sex is an important part […]