The Preeclampsia Foundation has produced a very useful video for expectant mothers who may be worried about preeclampsia. You can see it by clicking on the following link:
Calling on the Help of First-Time Mothers Across Europe
Is this your first pregnancy?
Are you between 9 and 17 weeks pregnant?
Are you in good health?
We need your help and there are just a few simple steps for your involvement in this study:
- 9-13 weeks (optional): Consent and interview, blood & urine sample, clinical check
- 15-16 weeks (compulsory): Blood and urine sample, clinical check, Interview (if this is the 1st visit)
- 19-21 weeks (compulsory): Blood and urine sample, clinical check, anatomy (head-toe scan of baby) ultrasound details
- 34-36 weeks (optional): Blood & urine sample, clinical check, details of late pregnancy & birth from notes
- After delivery, we will measure your baby and obtain a cord blood sample or cheek swab from your baby
Each visit should take less than 30 minutes.
If you develop a pregnancy complication, you will be seen at that time.
The four-year IMPROvED project will establish a high quality pregnancy biobank with blood samples collected from 5,000 first-time pregnant women recruited from the following countries:
University College, Cork
Contact Fran or Maeve at Cork University Maternity Hospital on 021 4205026 or 087336041 for more information.
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Klinikum der Universität zu Köln (Cologne)