The mother during pregnancy and the puerperium: Detailed data abstracted from the clinical obstetric records of ALSPAC pregnancies.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalWellcome Open Research
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2021

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Funding Information:
Grant information: The UK Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust [217065] and the University of Bristol currently provide core support for ALSPAC. Data abstraction was funded by several grants including the Wellcome Trust [062199; 087997], the Medical Research Council [G9815508] and the US National Institutes of Health [R01 DK077659]; and others listed in 'The subsample strategy' subsection of this article. This publication is the work of the authors and they will serve as guarantors for the contents of this paper. A comprehensive list of grants funding is available on the ALSPAC website (

Funding Information:
Data abstraction is expensive primarily because it is extremely time consuming. ALSPAC was unable to obtain funding to extract the full set of detailed obstetric records relevant to all pregnancies in the Study. The fall-back position was to use parts of grants for specific projects and consequently the abstraction of many of the obstetric and neonatal records was funded using three types of funding sources: (a) specific project grants for the purpose; (b) as a small part of the ‘core funding’ from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust after the year 2000, and (c) using portions of the ‘ALSPAC fee’ of the project grants obtained for ALSPAC in the early years of the Study. Below are listed the eight grants with funding for specific abstraction from the obstetric records. (1) Twins in a natural experiment to study causes of language delay; Jean Golding (PI), Michael Rutter, Karen Thorpe; Funder: Mental Health Foundation.

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© 2021. Birmingham K et al.


  • Obstetric Care
  • Labour
  • Postpartum

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