A Research Study for Mothers of Premature Babies
What is the purpose of this study?
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
Who can participate?
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
What is involved?
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?
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?
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?
will receive between $50 and $100 for their time.
Who should I contact for more information?
take a survey to see if you are eligible for this study, go to www.cincinnatichildrens.org/fetalstudy.
our following study team members directly for more information:
for Prevention of Preterm Birth
Children’s Hospital Medical Center