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Welcome to the

Sisterhood Study

You qualify if you...

  • are female and at least 18 years of age

  • have not been pregnant beyond 20 weeks

  • have not reached menopause

  • live in the U.S.

3 Easy Steps

Take 5 minutes to complete a short online survey 

Record your blood pressure measurement and receive $10 compensation*

Take 5 minutes to complete a short follow-up survey after six months

*Each qualified participant will receive a $10 gift card as compensation for submitting her blood pressure measurement within two weeks of completing the first survey.

Why the Sisterhood Study?

This study is aiming to answer one big question...

What does heart disease have to do with preeclampsia?

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2x

Heart Disease

Stroke

4x

High Blood Pressure

Women that survive preeclampsia have double the risk for heart disease and stroke later in life. Your participation can help us to know if preeclampsia causes heart disease or if they share the same risks. 

What is preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a condition that can occur during and shortly after pregnancy.  It can progress very rapidly and lead to serious complications, such as seizure, stroke, and early delivery of the baby.  It affects at least 5-8% of all pregnancies and is characterized by high blood pressure and, sometimes, protein in the urine.  Some of the symptoms include swelling, sudden weight gain, headaches and changes in vision, however, some women report having very few symptoms.  Worldwide, it is a leading cause of illness and death of moms and babies during and after pregnancy.  Unfortunately, we still don’t know why women get preeclampsia or how to properly prevent or treat it. 

Sisterhood Study Goals

  • Increase our understanding of preeclampsia and its link with heart disease and stroke

 

  • Gain answers to better understand the cause of preeclampsia

  • Increase our understanding of what causes heart disease and stroke in women

  • Provide a window into clinical health issues before the effects of pregnancy have occurred