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

Study Progress

Development of an integrated, community-based model combining contraception and preconception care

The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale shown to be highly predictive of pregnancy

First paper from P3 Study published

LMUP Implementation Recruitment Progress

HUH recruitment

100%

Recruitment at HUH is now closed.

UCLH recruitment

100%

Recruitment at UCLH is now closed.

P3 Survey 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

Pilot implementation of the Orchid app to support pregnancy planning, preparation, and prevention. 

In the UK, nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned, which can be a source of significant stress and uncertainty for individuals and couples; navigating unplanned pregnancies can be a complex and emotionally demanding experience. Our research and work to date indicates a clear and unaddressed need amongst individuals of reproductive age for support in developing and achieving their reproductive

Pregnancy Preparation Among Women and Their Partners in the UK: How Common Is It and What Do People Do?

Being prepared for pregnancy has been linked to better outcomes for both mothers and their babies (1,2). This preparation can involve optimising existing medical conditions, modifying behaviour like smoking, and taking vitamins such as folic acid. Currently, 90% of women of reproductive age in the UK have at least one risk factor that could be targeted before pregnancy (3). Despite

Public Engagement in Research

On Saturday the 16th of September Dr Hall attended a public engagement in research event for the local Bangladeshi community in North London. Dr Hall spoke to attendees about whether they would like any (more) children and depending on what they said provided information on the range of contraception available, or how to plan and prepare for pregnancy. Visitors were

‘What’s your plan?’ video shortlisted for award

As part of the dissemination of the P3 Study findings, we created a short, animated video titled “What’s your plan?”. We developed this video to raise awareness amongst the general public of the benefits of pregnancy planning; whether that is to avoid unwanted pregnancies, or to plan and prepare for pregnancies that are desired. Our PPI group informed the decision

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.

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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