More info on Preeclampsia Study for TTC

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Re: More info on Preeclampsia Study for TTC

Postby camcbrid » Fri May 06, 2011 09:08 am

Posting just to bump this back to the top of the list for anyone who has not seen it.

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Re: More info on Preeclampsia Study for TTC

Postby kerisue » Tue Feb 08, 2011 07:44 pm

Good luck! Thank you for putting your time into studying preeclampsia. I wish I could particpate, but I'm about 3,000 mi. away. I hope you find plenty of folks for the study.
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed

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More info on Preeclampsia Study for TTC

Postby camcbrid » Mon Feb 07, 2011 09:16 am

I am the study coordinator, and you can contact me at with any questions.

Study Participants Needed: Pregnancy Phenotype and Predisposition to Preeclampsia
This research study seeks to understand the relationship between a woman’s health and physiology prior to pregnancy and the risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy, as well as to gain insights into improved ways to both prevent and treat it. We are recruiting women who are planning to become pregnant within the next year and who might be at risk for the development of preeclampsia during pregnancy. If you are thinking about becoming pregnant soon and fit into one of the following categories, please contact the study coordinator:

1) If you are between 18 and 40 years old and planning to conceive your first child,
2) If you have diabetes, OR have a personal OR family history of hypertension, OR
3) If you have had preeclampsia in a prior pregnancy.

If you choose to participate, you will undergo testing on 3 occasions, one prior to pregnancy and 2 during your pregnancy. For each visit, you will be provided meals for 3 days prior to your appointment. For those who do not live locally in Vermont, 3 days of a food diary can be done instead of meals being provided. During the initial visit, researchers will ensure you are not pregnant before allowing you to continue in the study. Using ultrasound and MRI, the way blood flows in your body will be measured. You will spend one night in the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Fletcher Allen during each visit. Ovulation detection kits will be provided to aid your timing in achieving conception. Financial compensation of up to $375 is provided.

We are focusing on the northeast region of the United States because of concerns about travel, but if anyone is willing to come from further away, we certainly would not deny you! The main concern is that while we can offer some funds for reimbursement and travel expenses, the further you travel, the more it costs. Unfortunately we do have a limited budget.

Since this board is composed of women who are trying to conceive, we would love to include as many of you as possible, as well as any women who are in the "considering" stage of prepregnancy. And if you are not interested/eligible for inclusion, please inform any friends or family members who may be able to travel to Vermont. We are also recruiting women who are trying for their first child.

And to all of you- Good luck with conception and subsequent HEALTHY pregnancies!

Carole McBride
Clinical Research Coordinator
Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0309

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