The goals of the YURS-Pregnancy Study are to create tools to help identify and prevent complications of pregnancy and improve birth outcomes for moms and babies. Over the next 5 years, we aim to include 1,000 families in this research project. The information and specimens generated from the YURS-Pregnancy Study will support many future research projects and become a resource for investigators, students, clinicians and patients.
The purpose of this study in pregnant women is to:
The principal research question is to determine the ability of biochemical and ultrasonic markers to predict the likelihood of an adverse pregnancy outcome.. This project will lead to the eventual identification and development of new tests and tools to predict which women will have complicated pregnancies.
This study follows a protocol very similar to one completed recently at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Cambridge University, UK. The level of similarity will allow us to combine data and samples and improve predictions of more rare but devastating outcomes which characterize adverse outcomes of pregnancy.
Additionally, two similar studies could allow for external validation of identified findings and predictors. These biochemical and ultrasonic markers will then be used to predict the following adverse pregnancy outcomes:
We would love to hear from you!
Please email or call Lauren Perley
YURS-Biobank & Pregnancy Study Manager
Learn more about the study conducted in at the University of Cambridge by our partners and collaboratorsa