Give to COVID-19 Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Studies

covid-19 studyYour Gift Supports Critically-Needed Research On The Effects Of COVID-19 Infection On Mom And Baby

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, pregnant and breastfeeding women and the healthcare providers who treat them are left wondering how the virus might impact moms and babies. The Center for Better Beginnings at UC San Diego Health has recently launched two observational research studies to gather this much-needed information – and we need your generous support to carry them out!

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According to our Center’s Co-director and lead study investigator Dr. Christina Chambers, “Women and their health care providers need answers as quickly as possible regarding the effects of COVID-19 during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. We know that pregnant and breastfeeding moms are contracting COVID-19, but the fact of the matter is that we know very little about its short-and long-term effects on a developing baby.”

With your help, we can learn more about whether COVID-19 infection during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has any impact on pregnancy outcomes or on child growth and development. This information can then be used by healthcare providers so they can counsel their patients for the best possible outcomes for both mom and baby.

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More About Our Center

The Center for Better Beginnings is housed in the UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics. The Center includes programs dedicated to the identification, prevention, and treatment of birth defects that are caused by exposures (like COVID-19) during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. These programs include MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies (which is carrying out the pregnancy portion of the study) and Mommy’s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository (which is carrying out the breastfeeding portion of the study). Read More.