Recruitment

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED 

FOR RESEARCH ABOUT 

MIDWIFERY CARE IN ONTARIO AND DISABILITY

Are You:

  • A person who identifies (or may be identified) as disabled or Deaf?
  • Someone who has been pregnant or given birth or who may get pregnant or give birth in the future?
  • Living in Ontario?

If you answered yes to the above questions you are invited to participate in a community meeting/focus group or interview on the topic of health care during the childbearing year.

We are interested in hearing your experiences and thoughts about the care you have received or would like to receive in pregnancy, birth and in the early days after birth. We want to hear from you regardless of whether or not you used midwifery care.

Your participation can involve one focus group lasting two hours. In appreciation of your time, you will receive $30.00. American Sign Language, attendant care, and live captioning will be offered. Children are welcome. One meeting will be hosted online for those unable to attend in person. We ask that those attending online select a private location to ensure that the focus group is not overheard or seen by those not participating. These meetings will be audio recorded. We are seeking 10-15 participants per meeting.

OR.

Your participation can involve one interview lasting 1.5-2 hours. In appreciation of your time, you will receive $30.00. American Sign Language, attendant care, and live captioning can be offered upon request. The interview can take place in person in a location of your choosing. Alternatively, interviews can take place online via Zoom. We ask that those interviewed online select a private location to ensure that the interview is not overheard or seen by those not participating. The interview will be audio recorded. We are seeking 10-15 participants.

If you are interested in participating in this study or for more information please contact:

Nicole Bennett, Principle Investigator

Midwifery Education Program Ryerson University

Email: nicole.bennett@ryerson.ca

This research study has been reviewed and approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board 2019-301 and is funded by the Association of Ontario Midwives and the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University.

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