RLS Research: RLS and Pregnancy

One of the most common complaints we hear about from people living with RLS is that there isn't enough research being conducted into causes, treatments etc.

A piece of research is being conducted by the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth, looking at RLS and Pregnancy. So far, 226 women have completed the survey but we need many, many more to make the research valid and to support a grant application to carry out further research. So, we are depending on you to help us. It would be a terrible shame for this research not to progress because of lack of support from the very people it is trying to help. The survey takes about 5 minutes and is completely anonymous.

If you live in the UK and have ever experienced RLS during a pregnancy, at any point in your life, please complete the survey.

The purpose of the survey is to gather information from women suffering from RLS during pregnancy (current or past pregnancies) to shape an intervention to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life during and after pregnancy.

Please visit the link below to help us.


3 Replies

  • I'd have helped and done the survey but I'm a man and I'm not pregnant. They need to open this up to everyone who has it or also those that have had operations that made it considerably worse. Mine was a back operation.

  • Hi Hamish, a great idea, to open it up to everyone or those that have had operations that made RLS considerably worse. Unfortunately it is much easier said than done. This research may not go ahead if there are not enough women complete the survey.

  • Hi Kaarina, Any findings you find with this research will be great to read as it's such a debilitating and life altering affliction to live with.

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