The HAPPY study (Holistic Approach to Pregnancy and the first Postpartum Year): design of a large prospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Truijens2014TheHS,
  title={The HAPPY study (Holistic Approach to Pregnancy and the first Postpartum Year): design of a large prospective cohort study},
  author={Sophie E. M. Truijens and Margreet Meems and Simone M I Kuppens and Maarten AC Broeren and Karin C A M Nabbe and Hennie A. A. Wijnen and S. Guid Oei and Maarten JM van Son and V J Pop},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The HAPPY study is a large prospective longitudinal cohort study in which pregnant women (N ≈ 2,500) are followed during the entire pregnancy and the whole first year postpartum. The study collects a substantial amount of psychological and physiological data investigating all kinds of determinants that might interfere with general well-being during pregnancy and postpartum, with special attention to the effect of maternal mood, pregnancy-related somatic symptoms (including nausea and… CONTINUE READING