A baby being weighed by two researchers.

Seeking pregnant participants for study of healthy infant growth

Are you or someone you know pregnant? The iGrow Study at UNC Greensboro needs your help! The goal of this research study is to determine the earliest predictors of healthy weight, growth, and development during infancy.

What will the study involve? Filling out surveys – Answering interview questions – Measurements such as height and weight – Small blood sample from mom, and urine and saliva samples from baby

What will you get in return? $405 for completing the entire study – Gifts for you and your baby

When will you participate? During your third trimester and when your baby is 2, 6, 12, and 24 months old.

To enroll in the study or learn more please call 336-334-5328, email igrow@uncg.edu or request additional information at https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3scHayBbXeVmuRD.

Read more about this study in the UNCG Research Magazine story Tipping the Scales or at igrow.uncg.edu.

Please note, we are employing a number of enhanced procedures, modeled after those currently used in obstetric and pediatric practices, to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID 19.

These procedures include: Face masks. Our staff will wear a fresh surgical mask for each family that comes in. We will provide a mask for moms, if needed. Face shields. Our staff will wear a face shield that is sanitized according to CDC standards before each visit. Lab coats. Our staff will wear a disposable lab coat for each visit. Gloves. Our staff will wear disposable gloves for each visit. Gloves will be changed multiple times throughout the visit. Hand washing. Our staff will follow CDC recommendations on handwashing. We will also ask you to wash your hands periodically throughout the visit. Hand sanitizing. Our staff will sanitize hands after removal of gloves and at several points during visits. We will ask you to sanitize your hands periodically throughout the visit. Equipment covers. Shared equipment like iPads, furniture, and infant seats have been covered in vinyl or cloth covers that will be cleaned or changed for each visiting family. Health screeners. Our staff complete a daily health screener to monitor symptoms and exposures. We will have you fill out and sign a similar form regarding symptoms/exposures for you and your baby after taking your temperature with a no-contact thermometer. Deep cleaning. Our staff will be deep cleaning each item located in our rooms before each visit. This includes washing, laundering, and wiping down items with CDC recommended disinfectants following their guidelines. On-campus visits. In order to control the environment, all visits will be taking place on campus. (These are only a few of the extra precautions we are taking! There are more!)

This study was approved by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Institutional Review Board. IRB# 18-0198. This study is funded by NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).