New Participants 

We’re glad you’re interested in our study. Here’s a brief description, but please contact us for more information.

Study Overview

We are researchers at Michigan State University and University of Michigan who are studying how daily hassles or big stressors affect you during pregnancy and your baby. If you would like to participate, and you are in the first trimester of your pregnancy, call us and we will tell you more and answer any questions.


If you qualify, we can schedule an interview. The interview includes questions about your relationships, the stresses in your life, and the support you have. There are also questions about your mood and your childhood experiences with different stresses.


We can interview you at one of three locations (whichever is best for you):  East Lansing, Detroit, or Ann Arbor. There is an opportunity to participate in 3 interviews during pregnancy and one after the baby is born.


We will pay you for your time for each of these interviews and other activities. For the first interview, you receive $50. You can earn up to $550 for your participation.

Interview Payments

You can also earn additional money for completing home questionnaires and saliva samples after each interview - up to $550 total if you complete all study activities!

Contact Us

Please complete the form below so we may contact you. We will not share this information with anyone but the research staff.

Detroit/ Ann Arbor


East Lansing 


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