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Born & Bred In (BaBi): Scarborough & York

The objectives of the BaBi project

  • To understand and improve the health and wellbeing of local children and families across Scarborough and York

  • To work collaboratively with partners and collect local data to ensure future research resources for future generations

  • To link data across multiple services and wider providers

  • To ensure all our midwives are trained and encouraged to promote BaBi to local families and to include BaBi midwife data collection training to all newly qualified midwives

  • For BaBi to lead by example and encourage other trusts to be a part of the larger Born In Bradford Programme, BiB4All

  • To ensure locally commissioned services are inclusive and incorporate values from the health inequalities, ethnicity, and deprivation strategy

About birth cohort studies

Birth cohort studies look at the relationship between factors during pregnancy and in the postnatal period, and the health of the newborn child from birth to adulthood. This approach provides valuable research to investigate and evaluate important questions about how health and wellbeing can be improved.

By recruiting pregnant women and their newborn babies to the cohort, this study offers the potential to:

  • assess the determinants of childhood and adult disease
  • explore the influences of pregnancy and childbirth on subsequent health
  • generate and test hypotheses that have the potential to improve health for some of the most disadvantaged within our society.

1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024

York & Scarborough

50 research studies open to recruitment


3246 patients recruited into clinical trials