Bogazici Mother-Baby Relationship Project (BABIP)

BABIP is the first prospective birth cohort study from Turkey with extensive psychosocial, genetic, epigenetic and physiological measures. The cohort currently consists of 7 time points starting from the second trimester of pregnancy to 2 years after giving birth. The impact of maternal prenatal risk (e.g. stress) and resilience (e.g. social support) factors are investigated on maternal responses in gene expression, physiology (neuroendocrine, immune, metabolic) and behavior, as well as on infant birth outcomes, physiology, and development. The cohort is registered at as the only cohort from Turkey. The project is funded by Bogazici University Research Foundation and TUBITAK grants.

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