Prenatal Environment and Child Health (PEACH) Study
OHSU researchers are conducting a study that looks at how maternal diet and metabolic state during pregnancy might affect child brain development and behavior. You can help us learn more by participating in our research.
This study will examine the mother's diet and metabolic state during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. We will then evaluate the child's development by having the families come in for behavior assessment visits when the child is 6, 12, 24, and 32-36 months old.
You may be eligible if you are between the ages of 18 and 40, are currently less than 24 weeks pregnant and are planning to deliver your baby at OHSU.
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
4 year longitudinal study
Prenatal Environment and Child Health (PEACH) Study Coordinator
National Institute of Health
Participants will be compensated for their participation in the study as outlined below. Payment for questionnaires requires that all measures are completed. Payment for Dietary Interviews require that all 3 interviews are completed. Payment for onsite visits may be prorated if the visit is shortened. In addition, participants will be provided with free parking, and snacks. Subjects may be given tram passes, bus passes, and/or streetcar passes if needed to travel to and from OHSU. In addition, participants who request extra help with travel expenses may be reimbursed for the cost of gas to drive to and from OHSU or for the cost to take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to and from OHSU. Alternatively, we may also directly pay for the taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
Participant Payment Schedule
22 WK Gestation $50 ($20 onsite visit, $15 for survey completion, and $15 for nutritional interviews)
37 WK Gestation $50 ($20 onsite visit, $15 for survey completion, and $15 for nutritional interviews)
Birth $50 ($50 for placenta and cord blood collection)
6 months $50 ($30 for onsite visit and $20 for survey completion)
12 months $50 ($30 for onsite visit and $20 for survey completion)
24 months $50 ($30 for onsite visit and $20 for survey completion)
36 months $200 ($150 for onsite visit and $50 for survey completion)
Optional 10-14 WK Gestation $20 ($20 onsite visit)
Optional 1 month $30 ($30 onsite visit)