The Preeclampsia Registry – control group participants needed
Did you know that preeclampsia is the leading cause of maternal mortality and preterm birth? You can help with preeclampsia research without having experienced a hypertensive disorder during pregnancy. The Preeclampsia Registry is currently recruiting women to serve as controls – your “normal” pregnancy will benefit researchers dedicated to helping women have healthy pregnancies without long-term consequences.
Learn more about the Preeclampsia Registry.
Methionine in pregnancy study
Researchers at BC Children's hospital are looking for pregnant women to participate in a nutrition study to determine methionine requirements during pregnancy. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Methionine, an amino acid found in the food we eat, is essential for the health of a growing fetus and positive birth outcomes.
Learn more about the methionine in pregnancy study on the Elango Lab website.
Lab, Project & Program Websites
Visit the website below to learn more about pregnancy planning research at BC Children's Hospital.
Supporting women to plan and space their pregnancies provides a wide range of benefits to society, to children and to their families. In Canada, nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended, and 31% of women have at least one abortion in their lifetime.
The P2RISM project studies blood collected from healthy women and babies to develop a guide to help interpret lab test results. This will help identify and manage health problems that could impact moms and babies. Participant recruitment and sample collection completed in June 2021. Please stay tuned for study outcomes and results.