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UI study to evaluate how footwear might affect foot changes during pregnancy

Women ages 18 to 40 who are in the first trimester of pregnancy may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study to examine changes in the feet during pregnancy.

Participation in the study involves two visits to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a monthly follow-up survey using over-the-phone or web forms. The first visit will occur between weeks two and 13 of the pregnancy and the follow-up visit will occur approximately eight weeks after delivery. Each visit will last approximately 60 minutes.

During the visits, participants will complete a health questionnaire and have the height of their foot arch measured. The researchers also will analyze the way participants walk.

Compensation will be provided.

For more information, contact Maria Davis at 319-335-7900 or Natalie Glass at 319-335-7554 or email

Story Source: UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room W319 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

Media Contact: Maria Davis, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 319-335-7900; Natalie Glass, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 319-335-7554; Jennifer Brown, UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, 319-356-7124