The POP Study was carried out in the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge in 2008 – 2013. More than 4000 women and their partners participated.
Participation in the study involved 3 additional visits where we performed some extra scans, and obtained blood. We also obtained samples from the placenta after delivery.
The data and samples have already been studied intensively and this research has yielded some important results that are already helping mothers and babies worldwide.
Major findings from POPs
• The extra scans in pregnancy help to detect babies who are not growing well.
• Growth of baby’s thigh bone helps to predict risk of delivering prematurely.
• Babies growing too fast may predict diabetes in mothers during pregnancy.
• Markers in the mother’s blood could help predict
pre-eclampsia in low-risk first time mothers.