We are recruiting thousands of women across the nation to participate in a completely online study
Evaluate methods to enhance well-being during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Arizona State University are enrolling for a nation-wide study.
If you enroll, you might have access to the “Mamma Mia” program that is designed to enhance health and well-being for pregnant and postpartum women.
"Mamma Mia" contains resources including mindfulness and relaxation techniques, relationship tips, breastfeeding planning, and infant care.
Are you less than 25 weeks pregnant? We need your help! Click below to see if you are eligible to participate.
When you sign up to participate, you have an equal chance of being 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 questions every few months about how you’re doing, for a possible total of $60 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 baby is born.
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.
Visit the link below for further information regarding research and research participants.
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