What is this study about?

Researchers at the University of Toronto are doing a study to learn about the experiences and needs of women, trans, and non-binary with disabilities when they are pregnant and having a baby.

 Am I eligible?

You may be able to be part of this study if:

  • You live in Ontario
  • You are 18 years old or older
  • You had a baby in the last 5 years
  • You have a physical, sensory, intellectual, and/or developmental disability

What do I have to do?

You will be asked to take part in an interview about what services you used around the time you were pregnant and if those services were helpful. The interview will take about 1 hour and can be done at a time and place that is good for you. You can do the study, or not do the study. No one will be told about what you choose. The choice you make will not impact any of the services you use now or later.

What are the benefits of participating?

You can help us learn how to improve supports for people with disabilities during pregnancy and birth. You will get a $50 gift card to thank you for your time. If you need any supports to participate, like ASL interpretation, these can be arranged.

I am interested! Who do I contact?

Please contact the Study Coordinator, Lesley, by telephone 647-601-4519 or email wiresearch@utsc.utoronto.ca

This study has been approved by the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board at the University of Toronto. This research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and is led by researchers at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Women’s College Hospital, Ohio State University, St. Michael’s Hospital, Northeastern University, ICES, and an advisory committee that includes women with disabilities and organizations that serve people with disabilities.