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University Of Glasgow Research Study: Nutrition And Food Choices In Early Pregnancy

by Jemma Fletcher (follow)
Pregnancy is important for both mother's and baby’s health, but dietary guidelines can be confusing and nutritional knowledge remains low.

The University Of Glasgow is currently inviting women who are pregnant (first trimester) or trying to conceive to take part in a research study on Nutrition And Food Choices In Early Pregnancy.

The purpose of this study is to better understand food choices and nutrition in and around pregnancy, and how women interact with dietary guidance, with a view to improving these in the future.

As a token of gratitude, all participants will receive a £50 shopping voucher on completion.



If you're a healthy woman (without known thyroid disorders, renal disease or gestational diabetes), aged 18 - 45, pregnant or trying to conceive, then they want YOU! Participants must also live in/around Glasgow, speak English fluently, have a mobile phone and not be taking part in any other research study.

To get started, a member of the Research Team from Glasgow University will explain the study at a time and location convenient to you. The study lasts for 12 weeks, and you will receive text messages at regular intervals. During this time, you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire about your diet, as well as demographic details. Urine samples and a small drop of blood (pin-prick at the finger) will also be collected.

If you decide to participate in this research study, you will be free to withdraw at any time and no reason is required.

For more information about this study and to express your interest, please contact Ms Maira Bouga, the doctoral researcher in charge of the study (m.bouga.1@research.gla.ac.uk) or her supervisor Dr Emilie Combet at MVLS-nutrition-research@glasgow.ac.uk, quoting “PICk study” in your email title.

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