Who Can Participate in which study?

The Alberta BLOOM Pretem Neonate (PTN) study:
Infants born before 32-weeks gestation and their mothers can participate in the Alberta BLOOM Pretem Neonate (PTN) study. Study enrollment takes place during the first week after birth.

The Alberta BLOOM Preterm Birth (PTB) Study:
BLOOM-PTB recruits mothers who present with spontaneous preterm labour or rupture of membranes at Foothills Medical Centre before 32 weeks gestation.  Women experiencing healthy pregnancies and those with complications necessitating scheduled preterm deliveries are also recruited for BLOOM-PTB through outpatient clinics associated with the Foothills Medical Centre.

The Alberta BLOOM Premature Child (PCS) Study:
Infants born in a Calgary, Alberta hospital before 37-weeks gestation and their mothers; or participants of previous studies including Pregnancy During the Pandemic (PdP)BLOOM-LTFU, BLOOM-PTN,  and PROBIO will be invited to participate in the Alberta BLOOM Premature Child (PCS) Study.  About 405 children born preterm and 130 children born term from Alberta will take part in this study.

The Alberta BLOOM Long Term Follow Up (LTFU) Study:
Infants born before 32-weeks gestation and who have participated in the PROBIO or BLOOM Pretem Neonate (PTN) study and/or BLOOM Preterm Birth study(ies) who are between 12 to 24 months corrected age will be invited to participate in the Alberta BLOOM Long Term Follow Up (LTFU) Study.