Last updated on April 2020

Biomarkers in Obstetrical Complications

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Pregnancy | Premature Birth | Maternal Fetal Factors | Premature Labor
  • Age: Between 18 - 45 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female


This prospective longitudinal cohort study will recruit consecutive pregnant women aged 18 years or more who are between 6 and 26 6/7 weeks of gestation receiving care at the Detroit Medical Center. Informed consent will be administered prior to any research procedures.


Women who have high order, multiple gestations (greater than or equal to 3 fetuses) or any of the following conditions are ineligible for participation in the study: active vaginal bleeding; serious medical illness (e.g. renal insufficiency, congestive heart disease, and chronic respiratory insufficiency)

EXCLUSION CRITERIA (for MRI examination only):

  • Inability to perform MRI scan due to maternal habitus
  • Metallic implants that would increase risk to the patient for MRI examination
  • Previous occupational exposure to metal
  • History of claustrophobia

Recruitment Status: Open

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