Estimated Placental Volume (EPV)
Dr. Harvey Kliman, M.D., Ph.D, a Yale researcher and a member of PAK's Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), would like you to join his pregnancy study to monitor your expected baby's placenta, the organ that develops in your uterus during pregnancy to provide your baby nutrients and oxygen. EPV is an iPhone ResearchKit app that you and your health care team can use to track the link between the placental volume, the amount of nourishment supplied to your baby, and a healthy pregnancy. By participating in this study you can help researchers to understand normal and abnormal placental growth. Once you are found to be eligible to join, you will sign a consent form. The Estimated Placental Volume (EPV) will be recorded at each ultrasound. At the completion of your pregnancy, your health care team will be asked to report your pregnancy outcome (the researchers have no access to your personal information).