Positive Pregnancy Research Study
ob/gyn, Dr. Taras, told us
about this research study and we thought tha we should let all
you Big Bellies know about it!
Learn more about
coping techniques for stress control during pregnancy by
participating in a research study!!!
if you choose to participate, you or your partner will be asked
a short series of questions during a five-week period of your
pregnancy as part of a dissertation to study the effect of
stress control during the second trimster of pregnancy.
The study has
three test groups and you will randomly be placed in one of the
1) your partner
will be taught to give you a massage (oh we like that one!);
2) you and your
partner will learn relaxation training; or
3) you will not
learn a stress control technique, but you will have the option
of obtaining very low cost professional massage after your
participation is complete.
researcher of this study is Victoria Latifses. Give Victoria a
call at 818.816.3915 for more information.
Calabasas, West Valley
September 2002 - January 2003.