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This post shares some information on pregnancy, anxiety, and race based on responses that PowerMoms like you have shared with us. The more PowerMoms we have, the more we learn from each other.

The results we’re sharing on anxiety during pregnancy by race reflect what our PowerMoms have told us. Your voices help us better understand the special challenges and experiences you go through during pregnancy.

The difference between the dark blue and light blue bars highlights why it’s essential to take racial perspectives into account. While a few white PowerMoms mentioned rarely feeling anxious without a reason, a significant number of non-white PowerMoms shared that they experienced such anxieties more frequently.

As more PowerMoms join this study and we learn more, we can see if this trend continues to grow and perhaps learn why. Thank you for being a part of our community and helping us grow and learn more!

What is PowerMom FIRST?

PowerMom FIRST stands for Fighting Inequity and Racism with Supportive Technology. The PowerMom FIRST study is a sub-study within the PowerMom Research Platform to understand whether there is a relationship between systemic racism and maternal health outcomes.

To learn more about PowerMom FIRST, visit this link.

What is PowerMom Connect?

PowerMom Connect is a new, paid sub-study within the PowerMom platform on postpartum maternal mental health. To learn more, visit this link.

Thank you for helping us learn!

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Here are other topics on the pregnancy journey that your data helps us understand:

Our your data helps blogs are co-authored by Justin Wang, PhD Candidate at Scripps Research and intern at the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center. His background is in Molecular and Cell Biology, and he has a deep interest in science policy and advocacy.

Lauren Serpico

Lauren Serpico, Ph.D, is the Sr. Project Manager of Social Media Content at Scripps Research Digital Trials Center. Her background is in Community Psychology, with a focus on online social networks.