Maternal Gut Microbiome Study of Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Preterm Birth
While dietary guidelines about intake of specific nutrients in pregnant women are well-established, surprisingly little is known about dietary eating patterns or nutritional risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth. In this study, researchers will collect 3 dietary recalls, a stool sample, maternal blood in pregnancy and delivery, and delivery specimens to compare the gut microbiome of 400 women who deliver prematurely to women who deliver at term.
Dr. Charlene Compher
Dr. Michal Elovitz
March of Dimes