Welcome to Right from the Start
THE RIGHT FROM THE START (RFTS) IS NO LONGER ENROLLING NEW PARTICIPANTS. IF YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE STUDY IN THE PAST AND ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT RFTS DNA RESEARCH, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE COLUMN TO THE RIGHT
If you are hoping to be pregnant, the Right from the Start (RFTS) study lets you contribute to medical knowledge and help other women like yourself.
- No medicines or pills to take
- No changes to daily lifestyle or existing health care routine
We will look at how a women's diet, health, behaviors, medical history, uterine fibroids and other factors affect her pregnancy. About 5,400 women will contribute to our understanding of early pregnancy health.
Currently, we're recruiting women in the Tennessee areas of Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis. We appreciate all of the women in North Carolina and Texas who participated in the study.
You may be eligible if you:
- Are trying to get pregnant AND
- Are at least 18 years old
Want more information:
All study information will be confidential.
RTFS Study Publications
If you would like to see the list of publications using RFTS study data. [click here]
Right from the Start DNA Research
Information about the Right from the Start DNA Research [click here]
Due Date Calculator
You can use our simple the Due Date Calculator to determine or to calculate your the likely due date of your baby. The Due Date Calculator shows the likely conception date, the end of the first and the second trimester dates - and of course the due date. [click here]
Collaboration and Approval
RFTS is a Vanderbilt University study in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Approved by the Vanderbilt IRB, study #070037 and UNC IRB, study #03-0689