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STUDY BASICS

Are you in your first trimester of pregnancy? Are you planning to deliver at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? You may be able to participate in an observational research study to help understand the factors that contribute to a healthy pregnancy. Study visits will overlap with your prenatal appointments, delivery, and postpartum care. Compensation is provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

During pregnancy, many factors can impact the health of a mother and her child. The purpose of this study is to learn more about changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy and to better understand what contributes to a healthy pregnancy. Researchers hope their findings will lead to better ways to identify, prevent, and treat health conditions affecting women and children in the future.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
  • Women aged 18 and up
  • Currently in the first trimester of pregnancy
  • Pregnant with only one baby
  • Plan to deliver at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Participants will take part in the study throughout their pregnancy and delivery (every 8 weeks over 9 months). During the in-person study visits, which can be coordinated with prenatal appointments, participants will provide blood, urine, and hair samples. Outside of study visits, participants will wear a Fitbit activity tracker, use a home-monitor for environmental information, self-collect vaginal and stool samples, and complete questionnaires. After delivery, placenta and umbilical cord blood samples and samples of your infant’s first bowel movement, which would otherwise be discarded, will be collected.


IRB:
  STUDY20030094 - Deep Phenotyping of Pregnancy Project


Age Range
AGE:   18 and up

 
Gender List
SEX ASSIGNED AT BIRTH:   Female

Duration DURATION:  Up to 9 months
VISITS:  Every 8 weeks ending at delivery

Location LOCATION: 
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital & Videoconference
Compensation COMPENSATION: 

Will receive compensation & bus/parking for each in-person study visit & will be able to keep Fitbit

Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Yoel Sadovsky

Yoel Sadovsky, MD, is the Executive Director of the Magee-Womens Research Institute and a Distinguished Professor of OBGYN, Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sadovsky’s research interests include developmental biology, genomics, and metabolism.




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