Are you new parents in the early postpartum period? Participate in a study on couples and pain in the postpartum!
Help us contribute to research on how couples manage a common problem, pain during sex in the postpartum period.
We are seeking BOTH members of couples who are first-time parents to fill out confidential online surveys (approximately 10-12 min each), one when baby is 3-months old and another when baby is 6-months old.
Couples can participate if: • One member of the couple has recently given birth to their first child (singleton pregnancies only), and baby is less than 16-weeks old. • They are in an intimate relationship and have been together for at least 6 months • The person who gave birth experiences pain during intercourse, or penetrative sexual activity • Both partners are aware of this pain during intercourse • Both partners are willing and able to complete all parts of the study, and can speak and read English • Both partners have access to personal e-mail addresses and can complete online surveys • They live in the United States or Canada • They are not participating in any of the Couples and Sexual Health lab’s other pregnancy and postpartum studies
Both partners will complete separate online questionnaires at 3 and 6 months postpartum.
Couples will be compensated up to $30 CAD/$24 USD in Amazon gift cards for participating, and couples who complete all components of the study have a 1 in 50 chance of winning and Apple iPad.
*All information is kept strictly confidential. *This study aims to be inclusive to individuals of all gender identities, bodies, and orientations.
To participate, or to find out more, please contact us at PostPartumPain@dal.ca, or call us at (902) 494-4223 or toll-fee at 1-844-484-5040.
You can also find out more on our website at natalieorosen.com/pcs