Born and Bred in Yorkshire, BaBY, is a long term study which aims to track a large group of babies born in Yorkshire, and their parents, from pregnancy onwards. A wide range of information about
the health and wellbeing of babies and their parents will be collected when they enter the study, and at intervals in the future.
About the Study
BaBY is a collaborative project being carried out by midwives and doctors at York Hospital together with researchers at Hull York Medical School and the University of York.
It is a long-term study which aims to track a large group of babies and their parents from pregnancy onwards.
Its purpose is to find out as much as we can about the health and wellbeing of babies born in Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire, and their parents, during pregnancy,
labour and after birth.
The mothers of all babies due to be born in the area will be invited to take part during their pregnancy - that's around 10,000 births each year.
Mothers who join the study may also invite their partners to join.
Already Joined BaBY?
Did you know it is now possible to complete most BaBY forms and questionnaires online, and receive correspondence from BaBY by email?
If this is something you would like to do please contact the BaBY team using the details at the bottom of this page, and let us know you would like to be contacted by email in
Alternatively, if you are currently begin contacted by email and would prefer to switch to post, again please contact the BaBY team using the details at the bottom of this
page and let us know.
The Study Includes
Maternity Notes - Looking at and recording information about pregnancy, birth and your baby’s early days from maternity notes.
Medical Records - Looking at and recording information about parents' and their baby's health from medical records.
Cord blood samples - A cord blood sample to be collected, frozen, and stored for future research projects.
Questionnaires - Completing short questionnaires about mental health and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and your baby’s first year.
Other parts of BaBY - Permission to be contacted again about other parts of BaBY.