Journal article

The Vitamin D in Pregnancy Study: a prospective prebirth cohort in southern Australia

Natalie K Hyde, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, John D Wark, Sarah M Hosking, Peter J Vuillermin, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: The Vitamin D in Pregnancy Study is a long-term ongoing cohort study. It was conceived to explore relationships between maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and offspring growth and development, and has since diversified to include a wide range of physical and mental health exposures and outcomes. PARTICIPANTS: Recruitment was from the University Hospital Geelong (Barwon Health) antenatal clinic, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, between 2002 and 2004. 475 women were initially recruited, which resulted in 400 eligible mother-child pairs at birth. FINDINGS TO DATE: The cohort has been followed up twice in pregnancy, at birth, and 1 year, 6 years and 11 years post birth. The study has r..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project has received funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), Bupa Health Foundation, the The Child Health and Research Unit (Barwon Health) and Innovation in Mental Health and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment Strategic Research Centre (Deakin University). NKH and SMH are supported by Dean's Research Postdoctoral Fellowships, and SLB-O and LJW are supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (1107510 and 1064272, respectively). LJW is also supported by a NHMRC Investigator grant (1174060).