Oxford Pregnancy Study
About the Oxford Pregnancy Study
Part 1 - Screening. In order to check participants are eligible for the study, they firstly complete a short screening questionnaire. More details of the inclusion criteria are below.
Part 2 - Antenatal assessment. Participants are invited to the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hosptial for the antenatal assessment. These assessments take place place during the afternoon, and last for about one and a half hours in total. This part of the study involves signing a consent form, completing some questionnaires, watching a short video and providing some saliva samples. We also ask participants to collect some further saliva samples at home and send them back in the post.
Part 3 - Postnatal assessment. About 2 months after the participants have given birth, they are visited at home by one of the researchers. Participants are asked to complete another questionnaire and provide some saliva samples from their baby.
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
We are looking for pregnant women who are:
- Pregnant for the first time
- Have a singleton pregnancy (i.e. not twins)
- Speak English fluently
- Between 18 and 40 years old
However, we can't include women who:
- Have had any complications during their pregnancy
- Are taking any steroid-based medications
If you would like some more information about the study, please contact the lead investigator, Elizabeth Braithwaite, on 01865 613 109, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some comments that previous participants have made about the study:
"I was glad to take part in the Oxford Pregnancy Study. The research is an interesting area, and I am happy to feel that I have contributed to the knowledge of the role of anxiety in pregnancy" - J.,
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