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The Microbiome and Postpartum Depression Study

The purpose of this research study is to produce a better understanding of how pregnancy impacts the microbiota-gut-brain axis including the composition of the gut microbiota (the types of bacteria that live in the gut), the system that creates serotonin, and the stress system, particularly how the stress system adapts to handling psychological stressors. The goal of this study is to better understand how these three systems impact one another and may influence the risk of developing Postpartum Depression (PPD).

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 45 years
  • Female

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Thank you for your interest, but this study is not currently enrolling.

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Mary Kimmel
Psychiatry - General

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Women's Health

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