Women Out Walking: Taking Steps to Improve Mood During Pregnancy
Women enrolled in the Women Out Walking Program will be invited to participate in a structured 10-week walking program. Participants will be provided with support and advice for gradually increasing their physical activity during the current pregnancy. All women enrolled also receive a small, easy-to-use pedometer to help keep track of their daily exercise.
The goal of this program is to help us learn whether a pedometer-based walking program improves mood for women who are struggling with depressed mood and anxiety during pregnancy.
You may be eligible if you are 18 or older, between 12 and 24 weeks pregnant, not a regular exerciser, and have been feeling anxious, stressed or depressed during your pregnancy.
There is no cost to participate in the Women Out Walking Program. Assessment interviews are scheduled at your convenience and you walk on your own time. At the end of the program you will be provided compensation, and will be given a new pedometer to keep!
If you are interested or just want to hear more, call 401-455-6303 and ask for the Women Out Walking Program. During the call, we may set up an in-person appointment to talk with you more
This study is sponsored by the Brown University /Women & Infants Hospital National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.