Maternal Stress & Microbiome Study

Through this longitudinal observational study, we aim to improve our understanding of how maternal stress experienced during pregnancy impacts psychological, gestational, and microbial outcomes in mom and baby.


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Interested in participating in our study?

If you currently meet the eligibility criteria below, please email for more information about enrollment!

  • Less than 15 weeks pregnant
  • Between 18 and 45 years old
  • Receiving care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (including branch locations)
  • No personal history of preterm birth, gestational diabetes, or pre-eclampsia


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