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Support Group

Are you less than 6 months pregnant, between the ages of 18 and 45 years old, and living in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada region?

Take part in our research study about art and the science of pregnancy! We want to know if engaging in art activities helps us have conversations about pregnancy health and nutrition. Join us for up to six FREE art workshops!

Join our artists and other pregnant people and chat about pregnancy health, nutrition, your growing baby, and lots of other topics of your choice, while doing fun art activities!

*note workshops will be a combination of 3 virtual and 3 in person sessions (depending on public health restrictions)

Receive $25 for each workshop attended, a free package of art supplies, and the chance to chat with other pregnant people and health professionals that support pregnant people.

Want to join our Hamilton-based research study or have a question? Let us know here!

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Frequently Asked Questions About our Hamilton-Based Study

How are we promoting participant wellbeing?

Our workshops give participants the opportunity share what's going on in their lives in a supportive and respectful environment, in turn helping them develop friendships and a support network. We are also giving them a free package of art supplies so they can continue exploring using art as a way to take time for themselves and express themselves outside of our workshops. We also give each participant a $25 gift card for each session they attend.

Where are the in person workshops?

The in person workshops take place at the Art Gallery of Hamilton or McMaster University. We will give all participants bus or cab fare or pay for their parking at in person workshops.

Can you get me a translator?

Yes - we're happy to find you a translator! We already have an Arabic translator on our team.

Can I attend only the virtual workshops?

We encourage you to come to both the in person and virtual workshops. However, if you need accommodations, please let us know and we can work with you.

What kinds of art activities would we do?

The art kit that all of our participants get has lots of fun stuff in it - watercolours, oil pastels, markers, glue, different types of paper, and a sketchbook. You're also welcome to use your own materials! Each week, you'll work with a professional artist on different art activities that use these materials. It could be anything from collage to painting to word art.

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