Are you less than 21 weeks pregnant and overweight? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about how sleep apnea impacts pregnancy. Visits will include an overnight sleep study, ultrasound exams, collection of specimens and answering questions. Compensation provided.
Women who are pregnant and overweight are at an increased risk of developing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have pauses in breathing during sleep. Researchers think that sleep apnea in pregnant women could lead to health problems for both mom and baby. The purpose of this study is help researchers understand more about sleep apnea during pregnancy.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
• Women less than 21 weeks pregnant
• Not diagnosed with diabetes before pregnancy
• Not using CPAP machine for sleep apnea
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Study participation includes at least 2 study visits. These visits will include an overnight sleep study, ultrasound exams, collection of specimens, and answering questions.
Participants will be compensated $275 after completing the first study visit, and $275 after completing the second study visit. There is additional compensation for participants who qualify for the trial arm of the study investigating if using a CPAP machine can benefit pregnant women with sleep apnea.
IRB:PRO13080159 - Sleep Disordered Breathing, Obesity and Pregnancy Study
DURATION: at least 2 visits
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Up to $550