- Fetal Anatomy by Three-Dimensional Ultrasound
Three-dimensional ultrasound is a new technology that provides a new way to evaluate the fetus. This study will evaluate up to 1,400 fetuses to catalog congenital malformations at various gestational ages.
- Wellness for 2: Understanding How to Foster Well Being for Mom and Her Baby (WF2)
This study, funded through an NICHD grant, is enrolling pregnant women with depression to evaluate the effectiveness of a prenatal yoga program.
- Biological Markers of Disease in the Prediction of Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia, and Intrauterine Growth Restriction: A Longitudinal Study
Preterm delivery, preeclampsia, and intrauterine growth restriction are leading causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality. By enrolling women between the 6th and 22nd weeks of pregnancy who are considered to be at high or low risk for these obstetric complications, the researchers hope to identify predictive maternal and fetal factors so that early medical interventions may be developed and tested.
- A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Ultrasound Use to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Low Income Country Settings
To assess the impact of ultrasound imaging on various pregnancy outcomes, the investigators propose to utilize an existing research infrastructure, the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research, a public-private partnership between NICHD and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Network currently includes seven sites in six countries, including two in India and one each in Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Guatemala.
- Promoting Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum (HIPP)
The study intervention consists of a series of counseling sessions in person and by telephone plus a series of behavioral podcasts during and after pregnancy. The intervention focuses on women gaining the recommended amount of weight, increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week, and meeting healthy eating guidelines.
Information on current NIH-sponsored clinical trials is available by following the link below or by calling 800-411-1222.