You are invited to participate in the Pregnancy Research Project to help researchers learn more about healthy pregnancies and poor pregnancy outcomes.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible to participate if:
- You are at least 18 years of age or older
- You have had a stillbirth (pregnancy loss at or after 20 weeks gestation) at any time in the past
- You have delivered a living baby within the last five (5) years
- You are currently pregnant at 12 weeks gestation or more
Women who participate will be asked to:
- Complete a survey about your pregnancy experience and newborn outcomes
- If you are currently pregnant, you may be asked to return and complete another survey later in your pregnancy or after delivery
- You will also be invited to share your prenatal and delivery records. You do not have to do this part of the study if you do not want to
What will be done with my information?
All data that could identify who you are will be removed. Then, medical researchers will use the information to examine the trends of pregnancy outcomes in various geographic locations, pregnancy characteristics, level of care, maternal or fetal characteristics, racial or socioeconomic populations, and over time. Ultimately, we hope this project will help us learn more about what causes poor pregnancy outcomes, how to prevent them, and how to best support families.
For more information or to enroll in the Pregnancy Research Project, visit PregnancyResearchProject.org.
The Pregnancy Research Project is a collaborative effort of the Star Legacy Foundation and the University of Michigan.