PEARL Pregnancy Study

Western University, Developing Brain Lab

Our goal is to understand how pregnant people are affected by the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, and track the emotional, physical, and cognitive health of those affected and their babies.

Your Impact

The information collected from the study will identify factors (i.e., prenatal stress, maternal depression, nutrition, physical activity, sleep) that predict risk or resilience for maternal and neonatal health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information can be used for public health campaigns directed towards pregnant women to promote healthy pregnancies during the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, epidemics or future pandemics.

Eligibility Criteria


At least 18 years old



Can read English

Study Tasks

Cognitive games


If you have any questions about the ethics of this study, you may contact The Western University Office of Human Research Ethics (519) 661-3036, 1-844-720-9816, email: [email protected]


mental health

Activity and Time

Health and Wellness, Psychology


Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

45 minute(s) - 75 minute(s) per session

2 session(s)

If you participate, you will be asked to complete one questionnaire and some cognitive games before you give birth that will take approximately 1 hour, and a second questionnaire and cognitive games after the birth that will also take 1 hour.


You have the choice to enter your email to be entered into a draw to win a $50 CAD gift card from Amazon for each of the two sessions with the possibility of winning both draws for a total of $100 (Canadian dollars).

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Jun 11, 2020

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