NICHD nulliparous pregnancy outcomes study: Monitoring mothers-to-be (nuMOM2b)
Deborah A. Wing, MD
Center for Women’s Healthcare 200 Manchester Bldg. 61h Floor, Orange, CA; Center for Women’s Healthcare 11190 Warner Aye, Suite 407, Fountain Valley, 92708FHC-SA. FHC -Anaheim, 11190 Warner Aye, Suite 407, Fountain Valley, 92708
We are studying pregnant women who have never given birth to a baby. These women are called nulliparas. For these women, doctors do not have information from a previous birth to know who might have a problem with their pregnancy. This study is looking for tests that can identify which ones might have a problem; then, in the future, health care providers will be better prepared to help them and their babies to be healthy. The study is called the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-be. We call it the nuMoM2b Study. About 10,000 nulliparas from across the nation will take part in the study, including about 1250 from UC Irvine Medical Center. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Women who are pregnant with one baby, have been pregnant for less than 1-4 weeks and plan to deliver their baby at UC Irvine Medical Center.
There will be three study visits during your pregnancy at about 2-3 months (8-13 weeks), 4-5 months (16-21 weeks), and 6-7 months (22-29 weeks). Sometimes, more than one appointment will be needed to collect all the information for a visit. We will also visit you in the hospital around the time of delivery or call you in the first two weeks after you go home to ask you some more questions. We expect your first study visit to take about an hour and a half. The other two visits will be shorter—45 minutes to an hour. In total, the study is expected to take about 6 hours.
There are no direct benefits to you or your baby, however, you may have the satisfaction of knowing that you have given information that may improve birth outcomes in nulliparas in the future.
Subjects that complete the study will receive a $50 gift card.
Pam Rumney, RNC, CCRN, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology