This study is being done to learn more about the placenta’s rich blood supply and the relation between the placenta and family history of heart health. The researchers would also like to find out if this information can be used to help guide long term heart health care. To study this, we would like to collect and compare placentas from subjects who have a family history of heart disease to those who do not have a family history of heart disease.
- Currently pregnant with single fetus
- With or without history of heart disease in family
- No history of heart disease in subject
- Adopted or family history unknown
- History of drug or alcohol use
- Pregnant with twins or triplets
The study requires one visit which is considered the day the subject signs the informed consent and completes the eligibility checklist. There are no additional study visits. The first study visit will be conducted along with the subject’s routine clinical appointment. This visit should take approximately 20-30 minutes. 2 additional questionnaires will be completed; a family history questionnaire that can be completed on the same visit day and a family history confirmation questionnaire. To complete this questionnaire the family member with a history of heart disease will be contacted and the questions can be completed by phone or via an automated survey. The placenta will be collected after the subject delivers.