Target High-Throughput Methylome Analysis of Early and Late Onset Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia Study

 The purpose of this study is to examine the genetic differences in early preeclampsia and late preeclampsia pregnancies of mothers and their babies and how those differences compare to women who do not have preeclampsia. The study is trying to see how genes are changed through this condition, and if identified, try to find an early intervention to prevent this future condition.

Why is this study being done?

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy condition that can result in adverse perinatal and long-term maternal and infant outcomes. We want to know if there are genetic differences in women who had preeclampsia during pregnancy compared to those with no complications. This will be done through saliva collection from the mother and infant. It is unknown how significant genetic changes impact preeclampsia risk and its ability to be passed to offspring. This study aims to examine these issues through gene profiling. These gene profiles could be used as possible biomarkers in the future.


  • Less than 12 weeks postpartum
  • You had a singleton pregnancy (no twins or multiples)
  • Willing to provide a saliva sample from yourself and your infant through a cheek cotton swabbing method


Qualified participants will be compensated $25 once the saliva sampling is completed for the participant and her infant.

Whom do I contact for additional information?

To find out more information and to learn if you are qualified to participate, fill out the online form or call the Pregnancy Research Group’s confidential recruitment line: (503) 494 - 8748