Pregnancy 24/7

Pregnancy 24/7 is a 5-year observational cohort study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In this study, we will examine 24-hour behavioral patterns (sedentary behavior, sleep, and physical activity) in each trimester of pregnancy. We will assess whether these behavioral patterns are related to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and other pregnancy complications. The goal of this work is to identify optimal behavioral patterns during pregnancy to reduce women’s risk of pregnancy complications and to improve future health outcomes for the mother and baby.

The study will include 500 women using two state-of-the-art monitors for seven days in each trimester of pregnancy to measure sedentary behavior, sleep, and MVPA.


Interested in participating?

The purpose of this study is to measure patterns of movement and health in women who are pregnant. We are recruiting a total of 500 women to take part in this study. Participants must be in their first trimester and between 18-45 years old.

Participants will have one in-person visit and two virtual visits (three study visits total), one in each trimester of pregnancy.

If you are eligible to participate, at each visit you will be asked to:

  • – Answer questionnaires
  • – Wear small monitors on your thigh and wrist for one week following each study visit
  • – Have your blood pressure and weight measured (visit 1 only)

This study will also use your medical records to collect details about your pregnancy such as weight, blood pressure, glucose tolerance test results, and pregnancy outcomes. This information will be kept confidential.

You can earn up to $150 for completing all three study visits. Participation in this study is voluntary and you are free to discontinue at any time.

If you are interested, please click the link below for the screening form to see if you are eligible to take part in this study.



For questions, please contact the Pregnancy 24/7 Staff:
Phone: 412-405-1328
Email: preg247@pitt.edu

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