Clinical Trials

A Research Study for Mothers of Premature Babies

What is the purpose of this study?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study to determine if there is a pattern in some families of mothers giving birth prematurely, and if so, to explore a possible genetic link.

Who can participate?

Women who have given birth to a premature baby (more than one month before their due date) or who are at risk for giving birth prematurely may be eligible to participate.

What is involved?

You may be asked to provide a one-time saliva sample, blood and urine samples. Permission may be requested to obtain a cord blood sample (blood from the baby’s umbilical cord) from cord blood obtained at the time of delivery.  A detailed list of procedures will be provided to women interested in learning more about this study.                           

What are the benefits?

You will not receive a direct benefit from participating in this study. However, the information learned from this study may help researchers to discover ways to better prevent premature births in the future.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study.  The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, whom to contact with questions or concerns, and more.  A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.  

What are the risks and discomforts of the study?

The risks or discomforts associated with this study are very minimal.  Potential risks and discomforts will be reviewed and discussed with those women interested in learning more about this study. 

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

Participants will receive between $50 and $100 for their time.  

Who should I contact for more information?

To take a survey to see if you are eligible for this study, go to www.cincinnatichildrens.org/fetalstudy.

Or

Contact our following study team members directly for more information:

Christine DeArmond, RN

513-558-5707

christine.dearmond@uc.edu

or

Dr. Louis Muglia

513-803-7902

Louis.muglia@cchmc.org

Principal Investigator

Louis Muglia, MD

Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center