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Placental function in early pregnancy

Placental function in early pregnancy

person-wave 18-45
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Principal Investigator: Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn

This study will determine how the placenta is affected by glucose in early pregnancy.

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Study details

Inclusion Criteria
  • Women electing to have an early termination of pregnancy (6-14 weeks) at Tufts Medical Center.
  • BMI 20-40 kg/m2
  • Maternal age of 18-45 years.
Exclusion Criteria
  • Known glucose intolerance.
  • Multiple gestation (ie. Twins, triplets)
  • Documented fetal congenital abnormalities.
Study Requirements

There is 1 study visit, ~15 minutes in length, on the day of the procedure to discuss the study, sign a consent form, and answer a couple of health questions. No blood draws are involved. A sample of placental tissue, which is normally discarded, would be collected by study staff after the procedure.

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