NINR has partnered with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and other organizations to support the PregSource® research project. PregSource® asks pregnant women questions about their health and allows them to track and share their everyday experiences using the free, confidential PregSource website. The data captured by the site will help inform health care for future mothers and their babies.
“This unique initiative aims to build a more complete picture of day-to-day pregnancy by collecting data directly from pregnant women,” said NINR Director Dr. Patricia Grady. “We hope PregSource® will ultimately lead to strategies for improving obstetric care.”
PregSource® data will help answer important questions, such as:
- What are the patterns of weight gain during pregnancy, and how do they affect maternal, fetal, and infant health?
- How do other factors—such as medication use, diet, and exercise—change over the course of the pregnancy?
- How do women with particular challenges, such as physical disabilities or chronic diseases, experience pregnancy and new motherhood?
PregSource® is open to any pregnant woman age 18 to 70. To learn more, visit pregsource.nih.gov.