Participate in a Research Study

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Infant Behavior Study

Description

The Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine is currently enrolling participants for this research study, which will observe healthy mothers and infants in a study of infant behavior. Newborn infants and infants six-months old are eligible to participate.

Requirements 

The study is only open to healthy mothers with newborn infants or six-month-old infants.

Additional Information

Participants will be compensated for their time.

Contact Information

To participate in the study email InfantStudies@lifespan.org or call 401-286-6139.

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The BamBam-3D Study (Behavior and Mood of Babies and Mothers—3D Ultrasound) 

Description 

We are looking for healthy pregnant women who use or have used marijuana products in pregnancy or the three months prior to pregnancy for a research study. We are also looking for healthy pregnant women who do not use marijuana.

The BamBam-3D Study (Behavior and Mood of Babies and Mothers—3D Ultrasound) looks at how a mother’s behaviors and feelings during pregnancy influence the development of her baby. 

After an initial telephone screen, you may be asked to participate in interviews about your habits, feelings, and health during your pregnancy. You may then participate in 3D non-diagnostic ultrasound sessions and receive a DVD of your baby. After you deliver, a researcher will complete newborn and infant exams with your baby.

Requirements

Healthy pregnant women over 18 years of age who use or have used marijuana products in pregnancy or three months prior to pregnancy and healthy pregnant women over 18 years of age who do not use marijuana.

Additional Information

Participants will be compensated for their time.

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about the BamBam-3D research study: 

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3D Ultrasound Study

Description

This study investigates how mothers' behaviors and feelings during pregnancy (including use of electronic cigarettes [e-cigs/vapes/JUULs]) influence babies' behaviors and brain development. Participants complete interviews, questionnaires and up to three non-diagnostic 3D ultrasounds over the course of their pregnancy. 

Requirements

  • Pregnant women who use and do not use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs/vapes/JUULs, etc.).
  • 18-40 years old.
  • Singleton pregnancy.
  • No major medical complications.

Additional Information

Participants are compensated for their time and receive DVDs of the ultrasounds.

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about the 3D ultrasound research study: 

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