Baby Toes

The HOPE COVID-19 Study
uncovering answers. together.

Other Research on COVID-19 and Pregnancy, Infant, and Child Health

Several research groups are looking at how COVID-19 and the pandemic may be affecting pregnant people, birthing persons, infants, and children. Some of these studies are using data already being collected by hospitals and public health systems and some studies are prospectively enrolling pregnant women, birthing persons, infants and children. All of this focus is good news. It means that more people are engaged in finding answers and in figuring out ways to help.

Partner Research

Below are links to other COVID-19 studies focused on pregnancy and infant health that are being led by HOPE COVID-19 study investigators. These include the MotherToBaby COVID-19 and Mommy's Milk studies being led by Dr. Christina Chambers at UCSD and the SACRED BIRTH in the time of COVID-19 study being led by Dr. Karen Scott at UCSF.

All HOPE COVID-19 participants are invited to co-enroll in these other studies if they are interested. This would involve additional surveys and potentially biospecimen collection. The SACRED BIRTH in the time of COVID-19 study also includes compensation for participation to Black women and birthing persons living in California and in Memphis, Tennessee who deliver in 2020. HOPE COVID-19 investigators have also created a University of California (UC) HOPE COVID-19 Collaborative that focuses on increasing enrollment in the HOPE COVID-19 study across California and on leveraging data from all UC medical centers (UCSF, UCSD, UCLA, UC Davis, UCI) and state data to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant people and infants.

 

MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies

MotherToBaby COVID-19 Exposure and Pregnancy

This study is led by Dr. Christina Chambers, PhD, MS, at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), who also serves as President of MotherToBaby California (and is also the Co-PI on the HOPE COVID-19 study). The MotherToBaby COVID-19 study is looking specifically at women with known or suspected exposure to the COVID-19 related virus at any point during pregnancy or in the 30-days before becoming pregnant. Participants fill out surveys, participate in interviews, and are asked to allow that their medical records be reviewed. Find out more about this study.

Mommy's Milk

 
Mommy's Milk COVID-19 Exposure and Breastmilk

Also led by Dr. Christina Chambers, PhD, MS, at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the Mommy's Milk COVID-19 Exposure and Breastmilk study is studying breastmilk from women who have been exposed to the COVID-19 related virus. Participants provide a breastmilk sample and complete a phone interview. Find out more about this study.

Sacred Birth

SACRED BIRTH in the time of COVID-19

This study is led by Dr. Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH (and is also lead of Nativity, Racism, and Racial Inequalities with the HOPE COVID-19 study). The SACRED BIRTH in the time of COVID-19 study is a nationwide study with Black women and people who gave birth in 2020. The study will validate the Patient Reported Experience Measure of OBstetric racism, also known as the PREM-OB Scale, which examines safety, autonomy, communication, racism, empathy, and dignity in hospitals during COVID19. The researchers are also studying the association between the PREM-OB Scale and birth outcomes, and the PREM-OB Scale and the COVID-19 pandemic hospital policies, practices, and procedures. The study plans to enroll 800 women and birthing persons. Participants will complete a one-time phone, electronic, or paper survey. Find out more about this study.

Sacred Birth

University of California HOPE COVID-19 Research Collaborative

The University of California HOPE COVID-19 Research Collaborative includes site leads at all of the University of California Medical Campuses (UCSF, UCSD, UCLA, UC Davis, and UCI) as well as at UC Berkeley. Investigators at all of these universities participate as collaborators in the HOPE COVID-19 study and are also researching how the COVID-19 related virus and the pandemic are affecting pregnant persons, infants, and children by looking at data and biospecimens being collected by the State of California and by analyzing at the data of patients across UC medical centers.

Other COVID-19 Related Research (focused on pregnancy, infancy, or childhood)

A number of other studies across the University of California campuses and elsewhere have been launched looking at the impact of COVID-19 on outcomes in pregnant people, infants and children. A partial list of these studies is included below as well as a link to these efforts. If you would like your study to be included in this list, please contact the HOPE COVID-19 study team at: [email protected] Please include a link to your study in the request.