Roo Study on Mom and Baby Well-Being

Pregnant Mothers doing Mindfulness Exercises

PI: Alice Graham, PhD; IRB# 19166


Why is this study being done?

The purpose of this study is to better understand mood and stress during pregnancy, and how it relates to infant brain development. This study examines potential effects of a mindfulness intervention, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), during pregnancy, and uses questionnaires, cognitive testing and infant brain imaging. This data will provide important information on maternal well-being during pregnancy and infant brain development and well-being.

Purpose of the Study:

  • Promote well-being
  • Support people and babies
  • Improve mood postpartum
  • Examine infant brain development


  • People between 21-45 years old
  • 8-16 weeks pregnant


Pre-screener $10; Intake Interview $85; Physiology Health Visit $30; Pre-treatment and Mid-treatment Assessment $15 each; Post-treatment Assessment $20; 34 Week Perinatal Visit $60; 6 Weeks Postpartum Remote Assessment $20; Infant MRI Visit $150; 2nd Infant MRI (if necessary) $100; 6 Month Follow-up $40; Opportunity for a Bonus of $25.

To find out more information and to learn if you are qualified to participate, please call the DCAN Lab at 503-494-4476 or email us at .