THE BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE METAMORPHOSIS OF PREGNANCY (BUMP) STUDY

BUMP STUDY FAQ

How do I participate?

If you would like to participate in this study and you have not already started the enrollment process through Sema4, please click this link to complete a survey to see if you are eligible.

Why are we doing this study?

Approximately 385,000 babies are born every day around the world, but maternal health is still a significant global public health problem. Current medical advice and interventions have been built off of outdated information that does not accurately reflect most women’s current experiences. It is our hope that the BUMP study can help us understand why some women experience different symptoms and complications compared to others and learn how to better support women during this important life transition.

Study Goals

The Better Understanding the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy (BUMP) study aims to gain a better understanding of the pregnancy experience that is unique to you! Using wearable devices and smartphone apps, we will follow 8 core symptoms of pregnancy (nausea and vomiting, fatigue, swelling, mood, cognition, changes in the way you walk (gait), stress, and blood pressure changes). The long-term goal of the BUMP study is to develop tools that might empower women to navigate their unique pregnancy experience with greater ease, knowledge, and support.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Maternal and infant mortality disparities in the United States are shocking and unacceptable. We recognize the seriousness of these staggering inequities, and acknowledge the historical and systemic barriers that make it difficult for minority populations to participate in studies. We have a long-term goal to design tools helpful for all pregnant people regardless of their race/ethnicity, education level or sexual orientation. We are committed to addressing these hurdles to ensure that individuals from all backgrounds feel empowered to participate in our studies.

Who can participate?

We are recruiting up to 1000 women through a variety of recruitment methods across the U.S. We plan to continue enrollment into 2022. To be eligible for the BUMP study you must be:

  • Over 18 years old

  • Up to and including 15 weeks pregnant

  • Own a personal mobile phone, and

  • Be able to read and understand English.

What will I do in the study?

This is an entirely remote study so there are no in-person visits!

If you are eligible, a study team member will reach out to you to answer any questions you may have and go over the study specifics before you sign the consent form.

If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete the following tasks:

  • Use the Bodyport smart scale once per day

  • Wear your Oura Ring and Garmin Smart Watch daily

  • Complete in-app surveys daily (approximately 5 minutes per day)

  • Have a phone check-in with your study coordinator every 2-4 weeks

  • Provide access to some of the health information that is collected from you when you visit your doctor. For more information visit BUMP EMR Data Explained. You may also send additional questions to bumpstudy@4youandme.org

Your participation will last from the time you enroll until 3 months after you give birth. This study is completely voluntary and you can leave at any time. You will be compensated for your participation. If you complete the study you will be able to keep the Oura ring and Garmin smartwatch.

Who is conducting the study?

This study is conducted by 4YouandMe (www.4youandme.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to better understand their health and increasing the strength of their voices. Our study partners include Sema4, Evidation Health, the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and the Center for International Emergency Medical Services.

Do you have further information for me to read?

Yes! Here is a link to the BUMP study frequently asked questions.

How do I participate?

If you would like to participate in this study and you have not already started the enrollment process through Sema4, please click this link to complete a survey to see if you are eligible.

If you would prefer to speak directly to a member of our study team, please contact: bumpstudy@4youandme.org