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Please read about our current obstetrics and/or gynecologic clinical trials and research studies.

Northwestern Researchers Study New Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

New device may support improved newborn health at delivery

The STAN™ fetal heart rate monitoring system measures and tracks the electrical activity of the baby’s heart via an internal electrode, along with uterine contractions and how well the baby uses oxygen during labor. It then interprets the data and signals clinicians when a significant change in oxygen levels or heart rate occurs. Learn more . . .

Principal Investigator

Alan Peaceman, MD


For additional information or to participate in the study call the research office.


Are You Expecting Your First Baby?

If so, you are invited to participate in the NuMoM2b Study

Northwestern University is one of eight centers across the country participating in the NuMoM2b study to better understand the pregnancy of first time moms. The goal of this study is to determine maternal characteristics, including physical and environmental factors that influence pregnancy outcomes.

This study includes at least three appointments which will include:

  • Ultrasound exams
  • Collection of specimens
  • Answering some questions

We will also need to collect some information from your medical records as well as additional specimens when you deliver your baby.


You must be less than 14 weeks pregnant to participate in this study.

Participants will have additional ultrasound measurements and pictures, provide specimens, and answer questionnaires at three points during their pregnancy and at delivery. In addition to the 3rd trimester ultrasound, participants will receive compensation for time and parking expenses


  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Principal Investigator

William Grobman, MD


For additional information or to participate in the study call the research office.

Peggy Campbell RN CCRC
Research Coordinator


Last UpdateDecember 28, 2011