Can I choose which drink I will get?
No – neither you nor the study team will know which drink you have been given, and you will not be told after the study has finished. We will update you on the overall study progress and results as the study progresses by giving updates on this website.
Where are the clinic appointments?
The appointments before you become pregnant will be at the Welcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton. During your pregnancy your appointments will be in the SWS Ultrasound Suite at the Princess Anne Hospital. After you have your baby, appointments will be at the Welcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton. Your travel expenses for the clinic visits will be reimbursed and we can give you a parking credit for the hospital car parks.
I don’t live in Southampton, but I’m happy to travel to the appointments, can I join the study?
Only if you plan to receive your future maternity care in Southampton.
What time are the clinic appointments?
The first appointment needs to be done in the morning during the week, but there is greater flexibility regarding most other appointments, including some which can be done in your own home. We would always endeavour to give you as much notice as possible of appointment times. Once you are pregnant your appointments will be booked around your ultrasound scans, and the SWS Ultrasound Suite at the Princess Anne Hospital operates only during the week.