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Title
3D Ultrasound Study

Formal Study Name
Fetal Behavior, Brain & Stress Response: Ultrasound Markers of Maternal Smoking

Organization
Women & Infants

Research Type
Clinical

Area of Study
Pregnancy


Eligibility Criteria
  • Smoking and non-smoking pregnant women.
  • 18-40 years old.
  • Singleton pregnancy.
  • No major medical complications.

Recruitment Status
Open

Recruitment End Date
03/01/2017

Study Start Date
01/01/2014

Description

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.


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about our study, call us at 401-793-8120 or email us at ultrasound@lifespan.org


Compensation/Reimbursement

Up to $300; participants receive ultrasound DVDs and pictures.


Meet the Team

Principal Investigator: Laura Stroud, PhD


Contact Form
 

If you are interested in learning more about the 3D Ultrasound Study, please send us your name, phone number and the best time to reach you. Someone will get in touch to answer any questions you may have, and to see if you're eligible for the study!