Pennington Biomedical studying effects of health characteristics passed from mothers to babies

Updated: Dec. 21, 2017 at 5:28 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center are conducting a study that could allow pregnant mom to see what choices impact the health of their children, not only during pregnancy, but throughout his or her life. The IMAGINE research study will follow pregnant mothers and their babies after birth to explore how certain health characteristics may be passed from mom to baby.

For the first portion of the study, researchers are seeking mothers with gestational diabetes.

  • To qualify for this study, participants should:
  • Be a woman less than 35 weeks pregnant
  • Be 18 to 40 years old
  • Have a body mass index of 20 to 40 prior to becoming pregnant
  • Have completed an oral glucose tolerance test with your physician during pregnancy
  • Have gestational diabetes
  • Be willing to enroll the infant in the research study after birth

Participation in the study will last approximately four months, and compensation of up to $250 is offer for completion.

If you are interested in volunteering for this study, click here to screen online, call 225-326-0546, or email