Conquering Diseases

Uterus Sampling Study For Women Having Cesarean Births


This study is collecting tissue and information from pregnant women who are having cesarean births to gain a better understanding of how the uterus functions.


The uterus is the muscular organ that surrounds a baby during pregnancy and contracts during labor. In this study, a small piece of tissue from the uterus is collected from pregnant women. This tissue is easily accessible in women having cesarean deliveries. The goal of this research is to study tissue from the uterus to help develop treatments to prevent contractions in premature births.

What we're hoping for

We hope that our research will help us develop better ways in the future to prevent pre-term labor.

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 Principal Investigator

Ronghua  Zhuge, BS, MS, PhD

UMass Chan Medical School

 Study Contact

Sharon  Cormier



UMMH Memorial Campus

281 Lincoln St. 

Worcester,MA 01605