Pregnant Women With and Without Crohns Disease to Explore the Role of Plastics and Toxins in Intestinal Inflammation

ID#: NCT06001450

Age: 18 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: August 01, 2023

End Date: October 23, 2024

Contact Information:
Mellissa Picker, BS
Summary: The PLANET Study aims to determine the impact of microplastics on intestinal inflammation and gut microbiome in order to understand the role of this pollutant on the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well as other diseases. With this information, the researchers hope to characterize better the role of environmental pollutants on IBD and develop novel strategies towards prevention.

Inclusion Criteria:

- The ability to sign and date an informed consent form

- Be pregnant, or wishing to become pregnant in the near future and enroll the infant that the individual is pregnant with

- Aged 18 or older

- English-speaking (this observational study uses non-validated questionnaires that are only available in English)

- Of any ethnicity

- Be a spouse, related household member (sibling, parent, etc.) or a child of an enrolled pregnant person

Exclusion Criteria:

- Individuals who are unable to give informed consent

- Be diagnosed with a pregnancy complication, such as intrauterine fetal demise/stillbirth, preeclampsia, hyperemesis gravidarum, or have an active infection, including chorioamnionitis or sepsis.