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Longitudinal Experiences and Adjustments in Parenthood Study (LEAPS)

LEAPS is a longitudinal mixed-methods study that investigates expectant and new parents’ experiences of parenthood, as well as individual and contextual factors playing a role in the parent-child relationship and child’s development. The study recruits expectant parents in their 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy (prenatal stage) with follow-ups at 1 month, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months and 3 years.

We use mixed-methods, including semi-structured interviews, self-report surveys, and observational measures of parents with their babies.

Chief investigator: Alejandra Perez