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The HOPE Study
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Detailed Study Information

The HOPE study is looking at how environmental and biological factors affect healthy or adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic and afterwards. We are interested in what is happening in the lives of pregnant people with and without exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Adverse outcomes of focus include, for example, preterm birth, preeclampsia, and growth restriction in the fetus and infant.

The HOPE study includes two study cohorts: the survey only cohort includes pregnant women and birthing persons who participate by filling out surveys during pregnancy until their baby is 18-months old and the survey+testing cohort includes pregnant women and birthing persons in the San Francisco Bay Area who participate by filling out surveys, responding to weekly study emails, engaging in Fitbit, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and temperature measurement, and having biospecimens collected and laboratory testing done during pregnancy and at 6-8 weeks postpartum. These participants fill out surveys during pregnancy and at 6-8 weeks,  6- , 12-, and 18-months after their baby is born.

Infographics providing a general overview of the what to expect as a participant in either cohort can be found HERE. More extensive study details (with respect to outcomes studied, surveys, questionnaires, medical record review, infection and biomolecular testing, biomonitoring, and compensation are included below.


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HOPE Study researchers and partners come from many universities, institutions, organizations and communities

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