BUMP study: Electronic medical chart information

If you participate in the BUMP study we ask that you provide access to sections of your electronic medical chart data. This information is useful for us to better understand and verify the objectively measured sensor data we are collecting from the wearable devices you are using in this study. Your privacy is important to us, and we have put in place several safeguards to make sure that your clinical data stays safe, confidential within the research team, and cannot be linked back to your identity. Below is a description of the types of information we collect from your medical chart.

Physical and mental health history

We collect information on different diseases or conditions you may have been diagnosed with in the past and during the time that you participate in the BUMP study. Some examples include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, any pregnancy related complications, and mental health diagnoses like mood disorders and sleep disorders. This information is useful as certain diagnoses might impact your pregnancy experience and help us identify why you experience certain symptoms compared to others.

Routine clinic visit data

During study follow-up, we collect the clinical information that is reviewed during your routine check-ins with your providers . This includes information like your vitals (e.g., your heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure), weight and measurements taken from blood samples such as your blood type, protein and antibody levels. If you are attending ultrasound visits, we also collect clinical information from your ultrasound results. This information helps us verify the accuracy of the objective sensor data that we are capturing from the study wearable devices.

Birthing and postpartum clinical data

If you have your baby in the presence of a healthcare provider, we collect the information routinely obtained during birth, that includes information about the nature of your delivery, the health of your baby, and any complications that may have arisen. This information is useful to validate the objective sensor data we collect from your wearable devices. When we link your birthing and postpartum clinical data to your symptom/sensor data, we can further confirm the pregnancy experience and potential risk factors for adverse outcomes.

Molecular and genomic data

Molecular and genomic data may be collected if you were recruited through the Sema4 platform. This will be used to further inform the pregnancy experience.

Please read more about our strategy to protect participants in light of the SCOTUS ruling.