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“Stress during pregnancy” publication

The sixth study to be published using PMOMS data was led by Dr. Serwaa Omowale, previous Research Assistant, and is titled, “Stress during pregnancy: An ecological momentary assessment of stressors among Black and White women with implications for maternal health.” This paper represents part of Dr. Omowale’s dissertation research in the doctoral program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.

This study leverages real-time data collected via ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to describe participants’ daily exposures to stress during the third trimester of pregnancy. “I focused on this research to better understand stress during pregnancy and sources of stress,” Dr. Omowale explained. “I was really interested in understanding work-related stress among the PMOMS participants.”

This Women’s Health article, as well as other PMOMS publications, are linked on the study website.