Social context of lifestyle factors on pregnancy in Canada

Summary

Through three brief electronic questionnaires, this study will explore how social factors, like financial strain and discrimination, affect the health of mothers and their babies in Alberta, specifically relating to cannabis use during pregnancy. There is an urgent need to learn more about the experiences of pregnant Albertans so that we can provide up-to-date, accurate educational information and ensure that everyone receives the best care possible during pregnancy.

All pregnant individuals between the ages of 16-45 years old in Alberta who are less than 36 weeks along are eligible and encouraged to participate. Those who enrol will be sent online surveys to complete 28-38 weeks into their pregnancy, as well as 6 and 12 months after they deliver their baby (or babies). Survey responses will be linked to electronic health records.

MOD1: Through five brief electronic questionnaires, this study will explore how social factors, like financial strain, discrimination and cannabis use affect the health of mothers and their babies in Canada, during pregnancy. There is an urgent need to learn more about the experiences of pregnant Canadians so that we can provide up-to-date, accurate educational information and ensure that everyone receives the best care possible during pregnancy.

All pregnant individuals between the ages of 16-45 years old in Canada who are at least 30 weeks along are eligible and encouraged to participate. You are also eligible if you have delivered your baby early, but have not yet reached your original due date. Those who enrol will be sent online surveys to complete immediately, as well as 6, 12, 24, and 36 months after they deliver their baby (or babies). Survey responses will be linked to electronic health records.

We will also invite select individuals, who live in the Calgary area, to take part in a sub-study that will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other assessments to measure your child's brain health along with thinking abilities, feelings, behaviors and emotions. These tests will take place when the infant is 3 and 36 months of age.

Eligibility

Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible ages: 16 to 60

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

Pregnant Albertans who are 1) 16-45 years old, 2) less than 36 weeks pregnant at the time of enrolment, and 3) able to consent and complete English questionnaires.

MOD1: Pregnant Canadian residents who are 1) at least 16 years old, 2) at least 30 weeks pregnant at the time of enrolment OR have delivered early, but have not yet reached their original due date and 3) able to consent and complete English or French questionnaires

Exclusion criteria:

You are not eligible to participate if you are 1) not pregnant, 2) under the age of 16 years old, 3) more than 36 weeks gestation, and/or 4) unable to consent or complete English questionnaires.

MOD1: You are not eligible to participate if you are 1) not pregnant, 2) under the age of 16 years old, 3) less than 30 weeks gestation, and/or 4) unable to consent or complete English or French questionnaires.

Participate

Fill out the following form if you want to participate in this research

Method of contact

Additional information

Contact information

To enrol or learn more about this study, please email us at CIPstudy@ucalgary.ca. Alternatively, you can call at (587)330-1107. We look forward to hearing from you!

Principal investigator:

Kathleen Chaput

Clinical trial:

No

REB-ID:

REB22-0447