CREATE: The Art of Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond is a new art exhibition developed by the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network, now open to the public in the Deloitte Gallery on the first floor of Science Gallery Dublin.
CREATE spotlights pregnancy and newborn journeys, the people who make them, and the research that impacts them.
The pregnancy and neonatal journey can be beautiful and scary, joyous and heartbreaking. It can be miraculous, frustrating, sought after or unexpected. It can be straightforward, or it can wind and twist through our lives. We think of it as nine months, but it can be years of trying. It can end unexpectedly. It can resonate for decades afterwards.
Every single pregnancy and neonatal journey is unique.
With CREATE, the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network, a network of obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives and related professionals brought together to carry out research on women’s and children’s health, hope to highlight common pregnancy and new-born health issues and celebrate the impact of perinatal research on mothers and babies in Ireland and internationally.
The exhibition touches on topics like perinatal mental health, bereavement and pregnancy loss, IVF, prematurity, labour and birth experiences, and breastfeeding, as well as exploring how health research helps women and newborns.
The exhibition provides a safe, non-judgmental space to explore these issues and listen, through new and existing artworks, to the experiences of women and the doctors, midwives and researchers who care for them.
For more information, visit www.hrb-mbctni.ie/create/ or call in to see the exhibition for yourself — it's free and open to the public until 15th July.