We are recruiting thousands of pregnant individuals across the nation to get involved with an online survey opportunity
Evaluate methods to enhance well-being during pregnancy and the postpartum period and to get feedback based on your experiences
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Nationwide online survey based study focused on enhancing health and well-being during pregnancy and postpartum.
If you enroll, you might have access to the “Mamma Mia” program containing content and resources including mindfulness and relaxation exercises, information on communicating with your partner or provider, breastfeeding planning, and connecting with your baby.
Additionally, there are optional interview opportunities to share your experiences related to your birth, care and support for pregnant and postpartum individuals, and your feedback on the Mamma Mia Program.
Gift cards are provided.
Are you less than 25 weeks pregnant right now? Click below to see if you are eligible to participate.
When you sign up to participate, you have an equal chance of being randomly assigned to one of 3 groups: The "Mamma Mia" group, The "Mamma Mia Plus" group, or the "Survey Only" group.
All groups will receive electronic gift cards after answering online surveys every few months about how you’re doing, for a possible total of $140 in gift cards.
Participate from anywhere: all study activities can be completed online.
You will use the program throughout the rest of your pregnancy and six months after your birth.
You will use the program plus be contacted by our research nurses on occasion to check-in with you.
You will continue with your regular life and we will simply check-in with you every so often.
By participating in the "Mamma Mia" Study, YOU will help us determine the best tools for enhancing health and well-being for pregnant and postpartum women in the future!
Patricia Kinser, PhD, WHNP-BC, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor at the VCU School of Nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health.
The Project Coordinators on our team are in charge of the daily running of this study. Their expertise, organizational skills, and caring attitudes allow this research study to be successfully implemented. Feel free to reach out to either one of them if you have questions regarding participation in the study.
Our undergraduate and graduate students are integral members of the research team. Hailing from various disciplines (such as nursing, psychology, biology, among others) our students bring unique perspectives and skills to this work.
Our interdisciplinary collaborators are experts in their respective fields and bring incredible experience to support the success of our studies. Click above to see the list of current and past collaborators with links to their individual websites.
Her current program of biobehavioral research continues to focus on women’s health and aims to enhance our understanding of social, environmental, and epigenetic mechanisms of perinatal depression and to explore effective ways to enhance well-being for pregnant and postpartum women.
This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (R01HD100395; PI: Kinser)
This study is registered with clinicaltrials.gov: NCT 04300894
This study is approved by the VCU Institutional Review Board: HM200171971