Hey Baby! Couples’ Sexual Well-being 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, or call 902-494-4223 (toll-free at 1-844-484-5040).