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Table 1 Measurements in LINC during pregnancy and the first 18 months after birth

From: LInking EDCs in maternal Nutrition to Child health (LINC study) – protocol for prospective cohort to study early life exposure to environmental chemicals and child health

Time Exposure Anthropometry Behavioral and cognitive development Determinants of exposure Other (questionnaires)
1st trimester of pregnancy   Weight (mother, and father)   Maternal diet before pregnancy (FFQ) Demographics
Length (mother and father) Occupational and residential exposure Previous pregnancies, fertility
Allergies (mother and father)
Lifestyle
Mental state, stress (mother)
2nd trimester of pregnancy     Maternal diet during pregnancy (food diary) Lifestyle
Mental state, stress
3rd trimester of pregnancy   Weight (mother, 36 weeks of gestation)    General health, medication, family history
Lifestyle
Mental state, stress (mother)
Social support (mother)
Birth Cord blood Birth weight    
Placenta Head and waist circumference
Vernix
Heel prick blood
Meconium
Urine (1st week)
Month 1   Weight and length van Wiechen Scheme   
Head circumference
Month 2 Breast milk Weight and length van Wiechen Scheme   
Head circumference
Month 3   Weight and length van Wiechen Scheme   Infant diet
Head circumference Second hand smoke exposure
Mental state, stress (mother)
Crying/sleeping pattern
Month 4   Weight and length van Wiechen Scheme   
Head circumference
Month 6   Weight and length van Wiechen Scheme Occupational and residential exposure Infant diet
Head circumference Second hand smoke exposure
Mental state, stress (mother)
Social support (mother)
Crying/sleeping pattern
Month 9   Weight and length van Wiechen Scheme   Infant diet
Head circumference Second hand smoke exposure
Mental state, stress (mother)
Crying/sleeping pattern
Month 12 Saliva Weight and length van Wiechen Scheme Hand, back, and mouth wipe Infant diet
Head circumference Child behavior (infant behavior questionnaire) Dust sample Child allergies
Occupational and residential exposure Second hand smoke exposure
Hand-to-mouth behavior child Mental state, stress (mother)
Crying/sleeping pattern
Month 18    van Wiechen Scheme   Second hand smoke exposure
Child behavior (child behavior checklist)   Mental state, stress (mother)
Crying/sleeping pattern
  1. All measurements are collected from the child, unless mentioned otherwise