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Pregnancy Research Project

The goal of the Pregnancy Research Project is to learn more about risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and stillbirth. The Pregnancy Research Project will be most valuable to researchers with a large number of pregnancies included from a variety of women representing the diversity of our society.  Too many women experience tragic pregnancy outcomes and despite availability of high-quality healthcare, the United States performs poorly compared to other high-income countries. We need the help of health professionals to encourage women to participate in these efforts.

Help us recruit participants!

As a healthcare provider, you can play a pivotal role in helping us to enroll as many women as possible in The Pregnancy Research Project. Health professionals are not responsible for obtaining consent or implementing any part of the study.  We simply want you to tell your patients about this project and encourage them to consider enrolling.  Any information included in the study will be stripped of identifiers, including provider and facility names.

We’ve made it easy for you to promote the Pregnancy Research Project to your patients in two ways:

1) We can send you informational materials for your office or to provide to your patients as you see them.  We currently have available:

  • Posters
  • Brochures

2) We have also developed templates for advertising to your patients to let them know about the Pregnancy Research Project.

All materials available have been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Michigan.  Contact us at 952-715-7731, x 6 or [email protected] to order free brochures or posters or a copy of the email/mailing template.

Physicians, midwives, nurses, and other healthcare providers can also make a great impact on improving pregnancy outcomes just by educating women during prenatal care about parenting their unborn baby. The Star Legacy Foundation has free patient education materials for your use.

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