Individual Study / APrON

Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition

Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition

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Initiatives -
* Examine the associations between maternal prenatal nutritional intake and status and mothers' and children's mental health and children's neurodevelopment; * Investigate the risk factors associated with maternal and paternal perinatal mood, and the impact of maternal and paternal perinatal mood on pregnancy and birth outcomes, as well as children's mental health and neurodevelopment; * Establish a DNA biobank that could be used to examine the influence of genomics on children's mental health and neurodevelopment. **Contact:**
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Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The study has been following up the participants at 6 month, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 8 years, 12 years and 16 years. Also during the pregnancy (1-13 weeks, 14-26 weeks ans 27-40 weeks)

Marker Paper

Kaplan BJ, Giesbrecht GF, Leung BM, Field CJ, Dewey D, Bell RC, Manca DP, O'Beirne M, Johnston DW, Pop VJ, Singhal N, Gagnon L, Bernier FP, Eliasziw M, McCargar LJ, Kooistra L, Farmer A, Cantell M, Goonewardene L, Casey LM, Letourneau N, Martin JW; APrON Study Team. The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) cohort study: rationale and methods. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2014 Jan;10(1):44-60.

PUBMED 22805165


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Families

Number of participants

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