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Placental function in early pregnancy
||Maternal lipid metabolism and placental function in early pregnancy
||Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn, PhD
||Dr. Vidya Iyer
The purpose of this study is to measure the effect of maternal metabolism (how your body uses food for energy) on the growth of the placenta (afterbirth), and how the placenta uses lipids.
- Women electing to have an early termination of pregnancy (6-14 weeks) at Tufts MC.
- Known glucose intolerance (diabetes).
- Multiple gestation (i.e twins, triplets).
- Current history of alcohol abuse.
Participants will have 1 study visit where they answer questions about their health and medical history, and provide a 1-2 tbsp blood sample. Placental tissue will be collected following the termination procedure.