Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB)


Radiologist showing ultrasound image to a pregnant womanPPB’s goals are to improve the health of women before, during, and after pregnancy; increase infant survival; and ensure the long-term health of mothers and their children. Specifically, the branch supports research to understand fetal development and improve ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases in pregnant women and newborns. As the focal point for NICHD extramural research and training in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, and related fields, branch staff also engage with and support investigators to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for scientific advancement.


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