Time to Conceive

A UNC Study focusing on factors affecting fertility.

Principal Investigator: Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH

Recruitment Length: January 2015

Study Details: Time to Conceive is a study, conducted by the University of North Carolina, focusing on factors affecting fertility.  We are currently enrolling women to determine if we can use hormone levels to predict a woman's fertility. To participate in Time to Conceive you will need to complete a telephone screening interview, attend a study visit, keep a daily fertility diary, take in-home pregnancy tests, and undergo an early pregnancy ultrasound.

You may be qualified if the following applies to you:

  • Are between the ages of 30 and 44 years of age
  • Are hoping to get pregnant and
  • Are about to start trying or
  • Have been trying for less than 3 months

Women are not eligible to participate if they:

  • Have a history of infertility or fertility treatment
  • If their partner has a history of infertility or fertility treatment
  • Can not speak and read English
  • Are currently breastfeeding
  • Have used hormone shots for birth control in the past year
  • Have Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOS) or a history of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Point of Contact: For more information, contact (919) 843-8246 or email fertility@unc.edu

Compensation: Compensation for this study may include the following:

  • Up to 60 free pregnancy tests
  • Early pregnancy ultrasound pictures
  • $20-$135 in compensation (depending on the study activities you complete)
  • Satisfaction in knowing that you are contributing to our knowledge of women's health

Additional Information: http://www.med.unc.edu/timetoconceive