We would like to first give you a description of our study and if it sounds like something you would be interested in we will get your permission to ask you some screening questions.
The MIGHT-E Pilot Study will involve 50 women, and the purpose is to study connections among maternal mind-body health and their infants’ mind-body health. There isn’t any intervention associated with this study and it is voluntary (so you can withdraw at any time).
The design of the study is that all participants will complete 3 main assessments throughout the course of the entire study, each of which will take about 1-2 hours. One assessment at enrollment (which is in the third trimester), one assessment when you are 1 month postpartum and your baby is 1 month old, and a final assessment at 3 months postpartum when your baby is 3 months old. These assessments will be done at Bellefield Towers in Oakland and will consist of weight-related measures, questionnaires, and interviews that you will complete about yourself and your baby, and a behavioral feeding task for your baby in which he or she will drink milk or formula that you approve from a bottle and we will measure the rate and pressure of your baby’s feeding. In addition, you and your baby will provide gut microbiome samples (collected from stool samples or poo).
There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project, nor are there any direct benefits to you. We will use a study ID to de-identify your data. Your responses to the study assessments will be kept confidential and results will be kept under lock and key. To compensate you for the time you will spend completing assessments, you will receive $35 for the first assessment, $45 for the second, and $50 for the final assessment for a total of $130.
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