Early Pregnancy Pregnenolone Levels in Obstetric Patients Who Achieved Pregnancy without the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Procedures

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to understand when the placenta (the tissue that nourishes a baby in the uterus of pregnant women) starts to produce its own progesterone (a chemical in our body, which regulates and helps maintain a pregnancy). Progesterone is needed for a healthy pregnancy to develop. When progesterone levels are low, the pregnancy might be at risk. This study will be enrolling patients scheduled for prenatal appointments during pregnancy. The duration of participation will last from time the patient is scheduled for prenatal blood work until the blood work results for pregenolone levels are collected. This will take approximately 3 months.

Clinical Study Identifier: s16-00024
Principal Investigator: Frederick L Licciardi
Currently Recruiting

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