Formal Study NameFetal Behavior, Brain & Stress Response: Ultrasound Markers of Maternal Smoking
This study investigates how mothers' behaviors and feelings during pregnancy (including smoking) influence babies' behaviors and brain development. Participants complete interviews, questionnaires and up to three non-diagnostic 3D ultrasounds over the course of their pregnancy. Participants are compensated for their time and receive DVDs of the ultrasounds.
Although prior studies have shown effects of maternal smoking on behavioral deficits (ADHD, disruptive behavior) in older offspring, less is known about effects of maternal smoking on fetal neural development or fetal and infant behavior.
- Smoking and non-smoking pregnant women.
- 18-40 years old.
- Singleton pregnancy.
- No major medical complications.
Up to $300; participants receive ultrasound DVDs and pictures.
Meet the Team
Principal Investigator: Laura Stroud, PhD
Women & Infants