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Placental function in early pregnancy

Title Placental function in early pregnancy
Therapeutic Area Pregnancy
Principal Investigator Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn
Min Age 18 Years
Max Age 45 Years
Gender Female
Contact Taysir Mahmoud


This study will determine how the placenta is affected by glucose in early pregnancy.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

1. Women electing to have an early termination of pregnancy (6-14 weeks) at Tufts Medical Center.

2. BMI 20-40 kg/m2

3. Maternal age of 18-45 years.

Exclusion Criteria

1. Known glucose intolerance.

2. Multiple gestation (ie. Twins, triplets)

3. Documented fetal congenital abnormalities.

Study Requirements

There is 1 study visit, ~15 minutes in length, on the day of the procedure to discuss the study, sign a consent form, and answer a couple of health questions. No blood draws are involved. A sample of placental tissue, which is normally discarded, would be collected by study staff after the procedure.