Thank you for your interest in participating in the Mother & Child Health Initiative. By participating in this initiative, you can contribute to improving health care and medical assessment for both mother and child during pregnancy. All study forms can be completed online! Blood donation can occur at any LifeLabs near you (within GTA).
Simple steps to participate:
Healthy pregnant individuals aged 18 to 40 years with no history of chronic illness, regular prescribed medication use, and acute illness within 7 days of participation.
Participants can receive their blood test results, upon request. To thank you for your participation, a $25 gift card is also provided.
Participants have the option to participate once, or up to four times (once each trimester and once postpartum), and receive remuneration each time. Click links below to access study forms (do not complete until your virtual appointment with study team):
This research study aims to improve the medial assessment (e.g. diagnosis, treatment) of pregnant individuals across Canada. We are trying to determine what is normal and healthy when a pregnant individual is screened for disease. Our findings will be used by healthcare providers in order to compare healthy and normal blood levels to those of their sick patients in pregnancy.
Pregnant individuals aged 18 to 40 years can participate up to four times (1st trimester, 2nd trimester, 3rd trimester, and postpartum) and receive remuneration each time. Participants can withdraw at any time.
All results will be returned with an interpretation (e.g. normal, abnormally low, abnormally high). Results can also be forwarded to your primary physician to assist in interpretation and any needed action.