The P3 Study
Assessing women’s feelings and preferences regarding a future pregnancy

Welcome!

Our research aims to help women have babies by choice, not by chance, to attain the best health they can before becoming pregnant, and to prevent poor pregnancy outcomes, particularly in women with unplanned pregnancies.

For most women there are times in their life when they want to avoid pregnancy, and times when they want to have a baby. When they want to get pregnant, there are some things that women and men can do to improve their health and the chances of a healthy pregnancy. This includes stopping smoking, reaching a healthy weight and taking folic acid. But not everyone knows about this and it can be hard to get the right advice at the right time. When they do not want to get pregnant, women need help to choose the method of contraception that suits them best, else they are at risk of having an unplanned pregnancy.

Let's talk about

  • Unplanned/Unwanted/Unintended Pregnancy
  • Preconception Care/Advice
  • Pre-pregnancy Care/Advice
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Choice

Recruitment Progress

12 months follow up

838/937 women

12 months follow up is now closed.

9 months follow up

935/965 women

9 months follow up is now complete.

6 months follow up

884/995 women

6 months follow up is now complete.

3 months follow up

913/1000 women

3 months follow up is now complete.

2 week follow up

150/150 women

2 week follow up is now complete.

1000/1000 women

Thank you to everyone who has joined the study – we now have 1000 women taking part in the study!

Latest News & Stories

Contraception after having a baby by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

The use of the fertility treatment known as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), in which an egg is removed from the woman’s ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory, is consistently and dramatically increasing in the UK and other developed countries. 1-5% of babies born in the developed world are now conceived using this technology. The evidence on how common

Take part in new research on nutrition and diet in pregnancy

It can be helpful for mums-to-be and those planning a pregnancy to learn about different food groups and identify any gaps in their diet. For example, they may be consuming fewer food groups providing essential nutrients such as Iron and Calcium. However, during routine antenatal visits, a conversation about diet and lifestyle must happen to identify any gaps and address

P3 study leader in Boston for preterm birth and artificial intelligence meeting

Dr Jennifer Hall, lead researcher on the P3 Study, took part in a 2 day symposium in Boston, USA on 13th and 14th February, with Prof. Anna David, Director of the UCL Institute for Women’s Health, who set up the Preterm Birth clinical service at UCLH in 2008, and which is now one of the busiest in the UK. The

Brazilian visit for P3 study team

In October we were delighted to welcome Dr Ana Borges to UCL. Dr Borges is an Associate Professor at the University of Sao Paulo Public Health Nursing Department, Brazil. Her interest is sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on understanding contraceptive use patterns among Brazilian women, in particular, the relationships between contraceptive behaviour and unintended pregnancy, since the use

About P3 Study

In this research we are interested in testing some questions about women’s feelings and preferences regarding a future pregnancy.

About

Our research aims to help women have babies by choice, not by chance, to attain the best health they can before becoming pregnant, and to prevent poor pregnancy outcomes, particularly in women with unplanned pregnancies.

Our Project

In this research we are interested in testing some questions about women’s feelings and preferences regarding a future pregnancy. These questions have been developed in America, and we want to make sure that they work in the United Kingdom.

UCL Team

This research is conducted by Dr Jennifer Hall, Dr Geraldine Barrett and Prof. Judith Stephenson from University College London, with Dr Corinne Rocca of University of California, San Francisco.

 

Contact

For questions about this research, your rights as a subject, or any adverse effects related to the research, please contact:
DR JENNIFER HALL
EMAIL: P3-Study@ucl.ac.uk
TELEPHONE: 0203 108 2040

This research is conducted by Dr Jennifer Hall, Dr Geraldine Barrett, Anasztazia Gubijev and Prof. Judith Stephenson from University College London, with Dr Corinne Rocca of University of California, San Francisco.

Our twitter...

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- April 20, 2021, 10:10 am

Check out our new blog from Dr Annette Thwaites on her new study about #contraception post #IVF. If you have had a baby by #IVF in the last 2yrs you may be eligible to take part! https://t.co/SwtDezl8iE
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- March 18, 2021, 2:01 pm

After a long hiatus we have a new blog on the P3Study website - highlighting research on nutrition and diet in pregnancy by the team at Southampton - please take a look! https://t.co/T3j0KlJCST https://t.co/dngQnXpeNp
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- March 18, 2020, 11:45 am

It may be harder to get contraception in the coming weeks - great advice on the Brook website https://t.co/a8FYxVencX - plan ahead people! https://t.co/PSiDME8Gyw
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- March 18, 2020, 9:14 am

Times like these may lead to a baby boom. If a pregnancy isn't for you, please use an effective contraception. If it is, you can prepare for this, but bear in mind this would put you in a potentially vulnerable group. For info and links check our website: https://t.co/ZYQwJk7jiR
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- March 17, 2020, 3:42 pm

@RCObsGyn: Questions about Coronavirus and pregnancy? Join us for a Q&A on Wednesday at 4.30pm. Please DM your questions https://t.co/Hfpi1S3DcG
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Useful Links

Contraception

Information about the different types of contraception available and where to find them.

Abortion services

1 in 3 UK women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. If you’re pregnant and considering abortion you are not alone. Abortion is available for free to those part of the NHS but can also be paid for privately.

Clinic finder

Find the right clinic for you.

Pregnancy Planning

These links give advice on what to do before pregnancy to increase your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

STIs, previously referred to as STDs, are infections that are commonly spread by sexual activity. Many STIs do not cause symptoms initially. Here are a few useful links on STIs.

Sex education

Sex education helps people gain the information, skills, and motivation to make healthy decisions about sex and sexuality. Sex education covers issues relating to sexuality, emotional relations, sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, contraception and so on.

Young people

Information specifically tailored to young people on sex, contraception, relationships, legislation regarding sex, and more.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. It includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in romantic or sexual relationships, or between families.

Pregnancy complications

Useful links on stillbirth, miscarriage, molar pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy and other pregnancy complications.

24/7 anonymous help-line

SamaritansTalk to us any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.

Study Partners