Welcome to the Boston University Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO)!
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will join our study and invite others who are trying to get pregnant. To learn more about PRESTO, please click on the bullet points below.
What is PRESTO and why should I join?
PRESTO is one of the first Internet-based studies in North America to examine whether lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and medication use have an impact on fertility and pregnancy outcomes.
You and 2,500 other women are being invited to complete one online questionnaire at enrollment and every 2 months for up to 12 months or until pregnancy occurs.
You will also have the opportunity to invite your male partner to participate.
PRESTO is being conducted by researchers at Boston University and is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Eligible female participants are:
-Not currently using any methods to prevent pregnancy
-Not using fertility treatments
-In a stable relationship with a male partner
-Thinking about becoming pregnant in the next 6 months and are not currently pregnant
-Willing to participate in a 12-month study
What are the study objectives?
The study objectives are to identify lifestyle factors that affect the chances of successful pregnancy. The study will also examine predictors of miscarriage, preterm birth, and low birth weight.
What is required of participants?
- One online questionnaire at enrollment (30-35 minutes).
- One online questionnaire every 2 months for up to 12 months or until you get pregnant (10-15 minutes).
- One online questionnaire in early pregnancy if you become pregnant (10-15 minutes).
- Optional: one dietary questionnaire 10 days after initial enrollment (30-40 minutes).
- Optional: one questionnaire completed by your male partner (10-15 minutes).
If you have any questions about PRESTO, please contact Lexi Kriss (Study Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-734-6006. Please follow us on Facebook & Twitter
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