What is thenuMoM2b Heart Health Study?

Thanks to the more than 6,000 women who graciously give of their time, the nuMoM2b Heart Health Study searches for the link between pregnancy problems and future disease. Understanding this will help us find better ways to predict, prevent, and treat heart, brain and other diseases after pregnancy.

6,000+ Participants

With diverse backgrounds and experiences

Understand

Learning more about how pregnancy outcomes and life experiences combine to affect heart health

Why Is The Study Important?

The nuMoM2b Heart Health Study is doing important work to learn more about the connection between pregnancy problems and heart disease so that we can predict and prevent it.

Heart Disease and Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disease among all women in the United States. However, very little is known about how to predict and prevent heart disease.

Learning since 2010

nuMoM2b began in 2010 to learn about health risks for certain pregnancy problems, like having a premature baby or high blood pressure during or after pregnancy. These problems only happen in a small number of pregnancies but can be harmful to the mother and baby. Since the time of nuMoM2b, researchers learned that women who have these pregnancy problems are more likely to have high blood pressure, heart disease, or a stroke later in life.

Still Searching

More information is needed to understand the link between certain pregnancy problems and heart disease. That's why nuMoM2b Heart Health Study and related research projects are studying many aspects of health. This information will help us take steps to prevent the effects of pregnancy problems later in life.

Helpful Resources

  • Get your blood pressure checked at least once a year.
  • Nearly 58% of Black women over age 20 have high blood pressure. Have your blood pressure checked at least once a year.
  • It's never too early to start thinking about your blood pressure. Have your blood pressure checked at least once a year.
  • About 35% of Hispanic/Latina women have high blood pressure. Have your blood pressure checked at least once a year.
  • Aldredor de 35% de las mujeres hispanas/latinas tienen presión arterial alta. Hágase medir su presión arterial al menos una vez al año.