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Clinical Trial

Needs Assessment for Remote Pregnancy and Postpartum Monitoring in Rural Georgia

We would like to speak with women who live in a rural area of the state of Georgia who have been pregnant in the last five years. Women may meet in a group discussion or in individual interviews. We will ask questions about your experiences accessing health care while you were pregnant and after you gave birth. We will also discuss how you use technology and ask for your input on an app for moms just like you. Added December 2020. We will ask pregnant and postpartum women to monitor and report their blood pressure, weight, and mood for two weeks in an online survey. We will also ask them about their experiences with COVID-19 as a pregnant/postpartum woman and their feedback on the use and design of the self-monitoring app. Added August 2022. Mothers will be asked to monitor and report their blood pressure, weight, and mood for up to 12 months postpartum Added March 2023. We are adding an additional recruitment site, Albany Area Primay Health Care, Inc. They will assist with the recruitment and distribution of blood pressure monitors and scales, and provide confirmation of participant competency in self-blood pressure administration and interpretation in the case that the participant does not have access to a web camera. They will not consent or enroll subjects.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Mothers: Any adult (18y or older) who has been pregnant in the last 5 years Lives in a rural area of Georgia Providers Any adult (18y or older) who provides healthcare services to pregnant or postpartum women Ammended 12/2020: The pilot test of this application will require adult women: To either be pregnant or within 1 year of giving birth Have access to a web camera or demonstrate successful self- monitoring of blood pressure to their healthcare provider or Healthy Start counselor. Have access to a cell phone or computer with internet access.

Contact Information

    Marlo Vernon

    (706) 723-4322