The Prospective Environmental Exposure in Pregnancy Study (PEEPs) aims to investigate whether common environmental exposures, such as medication use and chemicals in a woman’s everyday environment, affect fetal and child development. Since exposure to a pregnant woman may mean exposure to her baby as well, researchers are particularly interested in looking at women during their pregnancy.
The research team will enroll 250 women in the first trimester of their pregnancy through Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates. Participation involves the completion of three questionnaires and brief weekly diary cards, as well as a review of the mother’s medical record, ultrasound scans, and urine collection. Learn more
PEEPs is led jointly by physicians at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates and researchers in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Funding for the study comes from the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute and the Department of Psychiatry.