Brain Matters


Brain Matters

This is a short-term research study looking at the effects of delivery method on healthy newborn infants. Participants must be 18 years or older, less than 36 weeks pregnant and previously delivered at least one child. Moms must be planning to deliver at UAMS with a planned c-section or a vaginal birth.

There are two visits for this study. The first visit will take place around 36 weeks of pregnancy and will include weight and height measurements and blood, stool and vaginal swab collections. $25 will be provided to thank you for your time for this visit.

The second visit occurs about 2 weeks after the baby is born. At this visit, we will take baby’s length and weight measurements and assess dietary intake. A MRI exam on baby will also be conducted at this visit. To thank you for your time and effort, we provide 6 cases of diapers at this visit.

To learn more or find out if you are eligible,

Click here to read about our other studies for pregnant women and kids.

Brain Matters is a research study conducted by Xaiwei Ou, Ph.D. which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.