Are you less than 37 weeks pregnant with your first baby and planning to breastfeed? Was your pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) 25 or greater?
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study about video-based breastfeeding and infant care education. Participation involves remote or in-person visits and collection of breastmilk samples and body measurements. Compensation provided.
purpose of this study is to find out if providing video-based education in
pregnancy has an effect on maternal experiences and behaviors after the baby is
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Healthy first-time mother between less than 37 weeks pregnant
Pregnant with one healthy baby
Plan to breastfeed
Plan to deliver your baby at at UPMC hospital
Body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater BEFORE pregnancy: BMI calculator
No medical conditions requiring delivery of the baby before 37 weeks of gestation (e.g., placenta previa, preeclampsia, developmental abnormalities of baby)
No history of breast reduction surgery or breast radiation therapy
Not diagnosed with diabetes (type I, type II, or gestational)
Cell phone with unlimited text message plan
Access to electronic-device capable of video-conferencing (e.g., smart phone, tablet, laptop computer)
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Participation involves up to 4 remote or in-person visits before your baby is born (conducted via remote video session or coordinated with your in-person prenatal appointments). After your baby is born, there will be up to 5 remote or in-person contacts with the study team over 12 months. Participation includes remote education, surveys, and optional collection of breastmilk samples and body measurements (you and baby).
interested and eligible for this study, you will be randomly assigned (like the
flip of a coin) to one of two different video-based education groups: 1) a
series of videos on various aspects of infant care and development, or 2) video
instruction from a lactation consultant on hand expression of breast milk in
To learn more or sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call/text 412-525-5093, or visit preparestudy.pitt.edu