What have participants shared?
I appreciate the opportunity surveys like [these] give me to self-reflect on my parenting, and to reflect on how great my daughter is!
Participating in this study has been a gift. Thank you for your questions and results and the opportunity to think carefully about these important aspects of my life and family.
Some of our research has identified negative impacts of exposures on maternal health and child development including the effects of body mass index (BMI) on preeclampsia and gestational diabetes risk during pregnancy, and the impacts of prenatal depression on child development (refer to Study Results). Such findings allow us to advocate for public health programs to support maternal health and child development, to help families thrive.
Below are some key messages about what families, communities, and decision makers can do to support the physical, emotional and mental health of members of our communities.