I'm going to be in a research study — The Bump

I'm going to be in a research study

My MFM is running a study on causes of premature birth, and I signed up to participate at my appointment today.  The study is looking for problems in the placenta that cause a variety of problems including pre-term labor, abruptions, and pre-e.  I think I'm a little more excited than is warranted, but I'm happy that maybe I can help do something--even if it is just donating a little blood.

Re: I'm going to be in a research study

  • I too participated in a study when I had my son. I had pre-eclampsia with him and he was born at 32 wks. I was asked if it was ok that they draw 5 tubes of blood and take my placenta to study it and research the causes of pre-eclampsia and so on. I was more than happy to agree and I am really hoping that it helps with the research.
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic My 32 weeker is now 3.5!
  • That's really neat!
    My Personal Blog Knot Bio Nest Bio
    Andrew Ryan - born at 26w2d, 2 lb 3 oz, Dec 2008 Elliott William - born at 35w4d, 7 lb 1 oz, May 2011
  • Yeah!  Good for you. That is great.  I wish I could have been studied...
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards