Expecting Study


Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center is currently enrolling women in a pregnancy research study called the Expecting study. The purpose of this study is to determine how the mother’s health and physical activity during pregnancy may influence her child’s growth and development.

Moms may qualify if they are:

  • Healthy
  • Less than 12-weeks pregnant
  • Over the age of 18
  • BMI ≥ 30
  • Not exercising

To thank you for your participation, 1.5 year supply of diapers and monetary compensation will be provided.

To learn more or find out if you are eligible,


Thank you for your interest in our EXPECTING Study.

EXPECTING is a research study conducted by Aline Andres, Ph.D. which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.

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