HABIT: Health and Behaviors In Transition
We are interested in learning more about health behaviors during and after pregnancy. We are conducting a study to test interventions for weight, health and well-being during pregnancy and/or during the postpartum period.
iHABIT Study: Impulsivity sub-study of HABIT
This is a sub-study of the HABIT study and all women eligible for HABIT are eligible to participate in this study. We are interested in learning about impulsivity and how that relates to health and wellness for pregnant and postpartum ladies. If you are interested in participating in iHABIT, please click above to learn more about HABIT first!
MIGHT-E Pilot Study: Maternal Infant Gut Health Transmission and Eating
We are conducting a study of about 50 women to better understand how physical things like body weight and your gut microbiota and psychological things, like mood, attitudes about food and body weight affect your infant’s eating and weight. We are interested more specifically in learning about how gut microbiota affects pregnant women and their weight and their infant’s weight.
We have partnered with the Center for the Medicine and Microbiome in Pittsburgh to help create a large collection of biological specimens for future research. Specimens can include blood, urine, saliva, and stool. Participants in our HABIT, iHABIT, and MIGHT-E studies are automatically eligible to participate in this research. For our participants, we are only interested in collecting blood and stool samples at this time. If you are interested in this research, please click above to learn more about MIGHT-E or HABIT!