The Bern Birth Cohort Study

The Bern Birth Cohort (BeBiCo) study recruits pregnant women from the 20th week of pregnancy. Participants are followed up after birth until the child is 10 years old with regular visits. We want to understand how the healthy physical development of the child is supported by the mother. How does the mother, through breastfeeding and other care of the child, help a healthy microbiota to develop and the child's immune system and other bodily functions to develop optimally. For this, a lot of clinical data is collected, many questions are asked and many biological samples are obtained.