Are you in your second trimester of pregnancy? Are you feeling stressed? We are studying tools that can help improve mental well-being during and after pregnancy.
The Mindful Moms Study Team is hoping to learn about mental health and well-being surrounding pregnancy. By participating, you can help improve the tools used to support women during and after their pregnancy.
You will have the opportunity to earn up to $180 throughout the duration of the study as well as access to free prenatal yoga or pregnancy education classes.
Researchers at VCU are seeking pregnant women in their second trimester (12-26 weeks) to participate in our Mindful Moms Study.
To determine if you are eligible for our study, you can answer screening questions found here.
If you are eligible and want to participate in our study, a study staff member will give you more information, answer any questions you may have, and ask for your consent to participate.
We will ask you to complete study questionnaires at different times throughout the study. A member of the study team will explain the surveys and the best way to access them while you are in the study.
You will complete 12 weeks of prenatal yoga or pregnancy education classes. You will be contacted weekly by a study team member during these 12 weeks for a brief check-in and to discuss your experiences with the classes and study.
You will have the opportunity to earn up to $180 throughout the duration of your time in the study as well as access to free prenatal yoga or pregnancy education classes. If you are eligible to participate, a study team member will explain how you will receive these gift cards during the study.
About six weeks after you give birth, a member of the study team will do a private interview to ask about your experiences with the study.
During the postpartum interview, a study staff member will collect a small amount of blood from you through a blood draw.
Patricia Kinser, PhD, WHNP-BC, RN, FAAN is an Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health. Her research is positioned at the intersection of research and clinical care regarding the promotion of positive health behaviors & interventions for mental and physical wellness.
Susan Bodnar-Deren, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at VCU. Her research focuses on the life course and social determinants of health and health behaviors and that ways that macro-social factors affect individual-level health and well-being.
The Study Coordinator and Research Assistants on our team are in charge of the daily running of the study. Their expertise, organization skills, and caring attitudes allow this research study to be successfully implemented. Feel free to reach out to contact us if you have questions about enrolling in the study.
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 individualized websites.