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What is MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies?
MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies is a research program seeking to understand how certain medications, vaccines, or health conditions may affect pregnancy. Our research will help people who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding and health providers understand what may be safe and what should be avoided in pregnancy. All of our studies are observational: we will never ask someone to take or change any aspect of their current health routine.
How Our Studies Work
Parent-To-Be Enrolls in Study
We Gather Info about the Pregnancy
Discoveries & Insights Gained
Participants complete 1-3 phone interviews during pregnancy and at least 1 interview after delivery. People are also asked to release the medical records for their pregnancy and for their baby. We use these records to capture information about a person’s health as the pregnancy progresses and the health of their baby after delivery. After baby is born, we follow the health of the baby for a period of time to collect information about their growth and development. Finally, some studies offer an in-home or telemedicine pediatric exam and/or neurodevelopmental assessments that can also provide insight into the child’s development.
What are the Benefits of Participating?
People who participate in our studies have access to our specialists to answer any questions they might have about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Certain studies offer a free in-home infant exam by one of our pediatric specialists, and others may offer assessments of your child’s development. The exams and developmental assessments may offer you reassurance about your child’s growth and could offer important information to discuss with your pediatrician. The results of our studies are published in medical journals and included in medication labels, and can be used by health providers, you, and others like you when navigating treatment decisions in pregnancy. Finally, our participants also have the satisfaction and pride that comes from helping improve the health of future parents and babies.
Why Is It Important to Participate?
Many people may have to take a medication or get a vaccine to manage their health while they are pregnant. Everyone deserves to have information about the safety of the product when used during pregnancy, and we can only gather that information if we have a diverse group of people who are pregnant who participate in our studies. All of our studies are observational: we will never ask a participant to take or change any aspect of their current healthcare routine. We simply observe their pregnancy and their baby for a period of time after birth.
Some people may ask: “But I’m not taking the medication or getting the vaccine you’re studying – so why should I participate?” Individuals who have not taken the drug of interest are critically important to our studies because they can serve in our comparison groups. In most of our studies, we enroll people into two different comparison groups: a group that has the underlying health condition and a second group of people without an underlying health condition. We can then compare the pregnancies of people in the comparison groups to the pregnancies of people exposed to the medication/vaccine of interest; this helps us determine if the medication/vaccine increases risks compared to unexposed pregnancies. If we didn’t have people participating in these comparison groups, we could never be sure if our findings were actually due to the medication/vaccine exposure itself.
Join a Study
If you are pregnant, you could potentially have a very important role to play in MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies regardless of whether you’ve taken a medication or vaccine we’re studying or whether you have a health condition. Your participation can make a difference for future parents and babies!
Overview Video: What is MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies?
Watch this quick two-minute video to learn about our MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies research program that is seeking to understand how certain medications, vaccines, or health conditions may affect pregnancy.
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