A team of researchers from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and Department of Nursing & Midwifery at University of Limerick are conducting a research project about the role of music in supporting perinatal wellbeing. They are currently seeking mothers, partners/fathers and perinatal health professionals to take part in an online survey as part of this research. 

This project is being carried out in partnership with the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team at the University Maternity Hospital Limerick and has received approval from the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Science (UL).

The purpose of this study is to obtain an understanding of women, their partners, and perinatal healthcare workers in Ireland on what role music and music therapy play in supporting perinatal wellbeing. The findings will help to inform the design of a music-based programme to improve maternal and infant wellbeing and the development of an information booklet to guide music use during pregnancy and childbirth for women, their partners, and health care professionals.

The research team would like to hear from you if you live in Ireland and

  • You or your partner are currently pregnant
  • You or your partner have given birth in the past 12 months
  • You are a healthcare worker who works in perinatal care

Participation in the online survey is anonymous. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will remain open until the end of September.

Further information and access to the online survey:


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