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Pregnancy clinical trials at University of California Health

27 in progress, 13 open to eligible people

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  • Anticoagulation Profile in Pregnant Women Treated With Three Times a Day of Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH)

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    Pregnancy is associated with a increased risk of developing blood clots. There is nearly a 5 times greater risk of developing a blood clot in pregnancy. Lovenox is a medication that helps to prevent the body from developing clots. It is safe to use in pregnancy. Previous studies have demonstrated that despite recommendation of Lovenox, to prevent blood clots, the majority of patient's (70 to 90%) did not receive adequate levels of Lovenox at times throughout the day, which likely increases the risk of developing clots. The increase in blood volume and increase in kidney function that occurs in pregnancy may contribute to the inadequate levels. Currently the recommendation for pregnant and nonpregnant patients requiring Lovenox, is to calculate the daily dose of Lovenox and split the dose, giving half in the morning and the other half in the evening. This research study proposes that due to changes in the body during pregnancy that the daily Lovenox dosing be split into three times a day to achieve more consistent levels of Lovenox than twice a day in pregnant women.

    at UC Irvine

  • DETERMINE: Detemir vs NPH

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of the study is to compare rates of neonatal hypoglycemia with maternal NPH vs determir use.

    at UCLA

  • Emotion-Diet Interactions in Pregnancy

    open to eligible females ages 18-40

    This study will investigate how maternal emotional state following a controlled stress exposure in pregnancy influences blood glucose and insulin levels after eating a standardized meal, and whether the effects of emotional state on blood glucose and insulin is different after eating a healthy meal (low GI) compared to a less healthy meal (high GI).

    at UC Irvine

  • Engaging Mothers & Babies; Reimagining Antenatal Care for Everyone (EMBRACE) Study

    open to eligible females

    This is a randomized comparative effectiveness study of two forms of enhanced prenatal care among 2,600 Medi-Cal eligible pregnant women in Fresno, California. The goal is to see whether group prenatal care with wrap around services versus individual prenatal care supplemented by services covered by the California Department of Public Health Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) results in lower rates of preterm birth, less depression and anxiety, and more respectful and greater satisfaction with prenatal care.

    at UCSF

  • Healthy pregnancy study

    “We're looking for healthy pregnant people to participate in a mobile health program”

    open to eligible females ages 18-44

    Despite the negative consequences to maternal-child health from women gaining too much weight during pregnancy, up to 62% of overweight and obese women gain more pregnancy weight than is recommended. This project will establish the efficacy of Goals for Reaching Optimal Wellness (GROWell), an mHealth tool for achieving appropriate pregnancy weight gain and promoting postpartum weight loss among women who enter pregnancy overweight or obese. GROWell will fill a gap in research and clinical care by providing a validated, standalone mHealth tool for weight control during pregnancy and postpartum, which is a currently lacking resource.

    at UC Davis

  • New Moms Mood Tracking & Wellbeing

    open to eligible females ages 18-65

    New moms can be at risk for perinatal depression (PND). The New Moms Mood Tracking and Wellbeing study is investigating mood changes, risk factors for depression and anxiety and treatment response around the time of delivery. Participants will be asked to complete three sets of online surveys between week 28 gestation and week 20 after delivery, in addition to downloading an app to collect data using their smartphone sensors and brief symptom surveys every other week. Women with elevated symptoms can participate in treatment. Women will be randomized to one of two conditions - Perinatal Psychiatric Care or Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression (STAND). In Perinatal Psychiatric Care, participants will receive appointments with psychiatry clinicians. In STAND, participants will be further allocated to Online therapy with Coaching or Clinical Care, which includes both psychotherapy and psychiatry appointments. Treatment can last up to 6 months and there will be treatment related assessments for the duration of the 6 months, in addition to brief symptom surveys on a regular basis. Therefore, participation can last between 24 and 52 weeks, as both time of delivery and treatment enrollment timepoint cannot be scheduled in advance.

    at UCLA

  • The Periviable GOALS Decision Support Tool

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The Periviable GOALS (Getting Optimal Alignment around Life Support) decision support tool (DST) is meant to facilitate informed shared decision-making regarding neonatal resuscitation for families facing the threat of a periviable delivery (deliveries occurring between 22 0/7 - 25 6/7 weeks gestational age). It is designed for parents to review independent of their clinician, and is intended to supplement, not replace, clinician counseling. The focus of the DST is the provision of patient-centered outcomes information and assistance with values clarification regarding neonatal outcomes. This is a multisite, randomized controlled trial to test the effect of the Periviable GOALS DST on shared decision making and decision satisfaction. The investigators hypothesize that participants who utilize the GOALS DST will have improved shared decision making and higher decision satisfaction.

    at UCSF

  • Assessing the Safety of Pregnancy In the CoRonavirus (COVID-19) pandEmic

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    Prospective nationwide cohort study of pregnant women enrolled early in gestation and followed for Covid-19 exposure and infection, with follow up of obstetrical outcomes and infant development through the first year of life.

    at UCSF

  • Expanded NIPT for Pregnancy Complications

    open to eligible females ages 18-60

    This study evaluates the utility of expanded panel non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in detecting confined placental mosaicism of rare autosomal trisomies among pregnancies with placentally-mediated complications, including fetal growth restriction and severe preeclampsia.

    at UCSF

  • Prospective Study of Pregnancy in Women With Cystic Fibrosis

    open to eligible females ages 16 years and up

    In this study, the investigators aim to evaluate changes in lung function in women with cystic fibrosis (CF) during pregnancy and for 2 years after pregnancy based on exposure to highly effective cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators.

    at UCSD

  • Specimen Collection From Pregnant Women at Increased Risk for Fetal Aneuploidy

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    The specimen collection is designed for the purpose of the development of a noninvasive prenatal test for T21.

    at UCSD

  • Stelara and Tremfya Pregnancy Exposure Registry OTIS Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project

    open to eligible females

    The purpose of the OTIS Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Study is to monitor planned and unplanned pregnancies exposed to certain medications, to evaluate the possible teratogenic effect of these medications and to follow live born infants for one year after birth. With respect to fetal outcome, it is important to evaluate the spectrum of outcomes that may be relevant to a medication exposure during pregnancy, and these include both easily recognizable defects which are visible at birth, as well as more subtle or delayed defects that may not be readily identifiable without special expertise and observation beyond the newborn period.

    at UCSD

  • UCLA Perinatal Biospecimen Repository

    open to all eligible people

    The purpose of this investigator-initiated prospective observational cohort study is to establish the new UCLA Perinatal Biospecimen Repository (Perinatal Repository) for collection, storage, and distribution of the human data and biospecimens of the participants with perinatal pathology. The secure and shared high-quality resource of clinical data and biological specimens (Repository Materials), across pregnancy pathology related to research protocols at the Afshar's Lab will be created. Core variables of interest include clinical characteristics and relevant biological samples. Intention to collect perinatal data is aiding the efficiency and effectiveness of de-identified biorepository for pregnancy-at-risk outcome research. The primary aims of the project are: - To design the Case Report Forms (CRFs) for the clinical and biospecimen data. - To create and update the project-specific policies, agreements, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). - To develop the data management system to assure personal health information de-identification, data integrity, participants welfare, and protocol compliance. - To develop and implement a quality management system for the Repository. - To collect and record in the Repository protocol-related clinical information. - To organize a consistent system to bank high-quality biospecimens while protecting participant-donor safety and privacy. - To establish the policies and procedures for Repository Materials dissemination and research collaboration. - To analyze the scientific results of the Repository creation. The secondary aim of the study is to provide a mechanism to store and share for research purposes the de-identified biospecimen and information about participants at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of the Effect of Probiotics on Gastrointestinal Function During Pregnancy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose as well as the aim of this project is to understand the effect of probiotics on gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation that are found during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. The primary objective of this project is to uncover whether probiotics have an effect on GI functional disorders. The secondary objective is to identify the microbiota associated with probiotic intake. The tested hypothesis is that gut microbiota influences the GI functions and may influence constipation, nausea, and vomiting during pregnancy.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of M281 Administered to Pregnant Women at High Risk for Early Onset Severe Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety in mother and neonate/infant of M281 administered to pregnant women who are at high risk for Early Onset Severe Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (EOS-HDFN). The effectiveness of the investigational drug M281 will be measured by looking at the percentage of participants with live birth at or after gestational age (GA) 32 weeks and without a need for an intrauterine transfusion (IUT) throughout their entire pregnancy.

    at UCSF

  • Antenatal Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Testing to Prevent Adverse Neonatal Consequences

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To assess the effectiveness of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) testing and treatment during pregnancy to reduce adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes compared to the standard of care (treatment based on symptoms and signs).

    at UCSD

  • Evaluation of Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of VeraCept IUD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To assess the contraceptive efficacy (prevention of pregnancy) of VeraCept

    at UC Davis

  • Evaluation of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of LevoCept

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    To assess the contraceptive efficacy (prevention of pregnancy) of LevoCept

    at UC Davis

  • Healthy Moms: Prenatal Counseling for Postpartum Health

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    See https://studypages.com/s/healthy-moms-study-765273 This individual-level randomized trial involves pregnant women followed for at least 6 months after delivery, to compare the effects of providing two "attention-control" counseling interventions designed to increase pregnant women's awareness of either: 1. the maternal health benefits of breastfeeding, or 2. the health benefits of smoke-free homes

    at UC Davis

  • Increasing Influenza and Tdap Vaccination of Pregnant Women

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Pregnant women who get influenza are more likely than non-pregnant women to have serious complications, including hospitalizations, death, preterm labor and premature birth. Pertussis can cause hospitalization or death for newborns. However, influenza and Tdap vaccination rates for pregnant women are low nationally. In this study, the investigators will perform a randomized controlled trial aimed at practice change in obstetricians' offices, with an overall goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from influenza and pertussis infections.

    at UCLA

  • Mail Order Mifepristone Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of dispensing mifepristone via a mail-order pharmacy. The investigators will recruit patients at up to 10 primary care and internal medicines sites not currently providing abortion services around the country, as well as abortion clinic sites. Patients will go through routine in clinic visits to determine eligibility and then will receive the medications in the mail at their preferred address. The investigators will survey patients 3 and 14 days after the initial clinic visit and interview providers at the end of the study.

    at UCSF

  • Research on Improving Sleep During Pregnancy

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The overarching goal is to utilize a randomized control design to examine acceptability, feasibility, and adherence of mindfulness-based stress reduction plus prenatal sleep supplement (MBSR+PS) compared to treatment as usual among pregnant people with poor sleep quality (n=50).

    at UCSF

  • Resources, Inspiration, Support and Empowerment (RISE) for Black Pregnant Women

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) encompass a range of mental health disorders that occur during pregnancy and up to one year postpartum. Approximately 13% of women experience PMADs. This rate doubles for those with adverse perinatal outcomes (APO) and triples in Black women. Recent research points to racism as one significant source of these health disparities. Cultural adaptations to improve communication with providers decrease rates of depression in minority patients as well as improve adherence to treatment, insight and alliance. Discrimination stress and worries about experiencing medical consequences are thought to increase systemic inflammation, a mechanism known to drive mental and physical symptoms. Inflammation has been implicated in both PMADs and APO, suggesting a shared underlying etiology. Evidence from our work suggests that inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of PMADs. The proposed pilot randomized control trial will allow the investigators to build on promising preliminary results and identify whether our culturally relevant mobile Health (mHealth) intervention is effective in improving outcomes among Black pregnant women randomized to the intervention compared to a control group. The culturally relevant modules include building communication and self-advocacy skills and provide a support network. The primary objective of this research is to provide guidance for clinical care of Black women during the perinatal period, with the goal to improve mental health and physical health outcomes. A secondary goal is to examine novel inflammatory signatures that change as a function of the intervention to reduce PMADs in this population. As inflammation may be diagnostic of PMADs, identification of its role may shed light of potential intervention targets and provide critical knowledge to improve women's long-term health. PMAD symptoms will be assessed prospectively in 150 Black pregnant women, half of whom will be randomized to receive the culturally relevant mHealth intervention. The investigators hypothesize that women in the intervention group will have reduced rates of PMADs and APOs, an increase in adherence to mental health treatment and will report increased self-advocacy skills, increased communication with providers, and reduced levels of discrimination related stress. Participants will also have improved biological risk indicators including lower circulating C-reactive protein and a transcription profile of differentially expressed inflammatory genes, marked by a decreased activity of inflammatory transcription factors from blood spots. Given the high burden of both PMADs and APOs among Black mothers and the numerous consequences on maternal and child outcomes, it is imperative that investigators develop and implement effective interventions, and test the biological mechanisms that might drive these effects. This work is interdisciplinary, building on a network of community advocates to implement a novel mHealth intervention informed by real world experiences designed to enhance self-advocacy, reduce stress and prevent adverse outcomes

    at UCLA

  • VAX-MOM COVID-19: Increasing Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    COVID-19 infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and stillbirth. Pregnant people with COVID-19 have a higher rate of ICU admission and intubation than those who are not pregnant. COVID-19 vaccine is recommended before pregnancy and during pregnancy to decrease these risks. Despite the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, only 71% of pregnant women were vaccinated for COVID-19 as of June 2022 (most prior to pregnancy), with a much lower rate of 58% among non-Hispanic Black women. An effective intervention is needed to improve COVID vaccination rates for pregnant people overall. In this study, the investigators will perform a randomized controlled trial aimed at practice change in obstetricians' offices, with an overall goal of increasing maternal COVID-19 vaccination rates.

    at UCLA

  • A Study to Characterize the Clinical Course of Pregnant Women and Children at High Risk for Early Onset Severe Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The primary purpose of the study is to characterize the current standard of care, clinical course, and outcomes of pregnant women and their offspring at high risk for early onset severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (EOS-HDFN).

    at UCSF

  • COVID-19 PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY) is a prospective cohort study of pregnant and recently pregnant women who are: either patients under investigation for COVID-19 or a confirmed case of COVID-19. Data from PRIORITY will be used to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on the clinical course and pregnancy outcomes of pregnant women and women within 6 weeks of pregnancy.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Safety of Nerivio in Pregnant Women With Migraine

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a retrospective controlled survey study to assess the safety of treating migraine with Nerivio during pregnancy and 3 months postpartum. The study will compare migraine and pregnancy-related health and baby health between women with migraine who treated migraine attacks during pregnancy with Nerivio (Nerivio group), to women with migraine who did not treat migraine attacks during pregnancy with Nerivio (control group). Nerivio group participants will be recruited from Theranica's user base. Control group participants will be recruited by health care providers, including headache specialists and OBGYNs (study co-investigators). The study is based on an e-Survey including an e-eligibility questionnaire, an e-ICF ande-Questionnaire. Participants will be compensated for their time.

    at UCSD

Our lead scientists for Pregnancy research studies include .