The Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB) supports research to:
To achieve its goals, the PPB awards grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts for research, ranging from basic laboratory science to bedside clinical trials. Some of the topics of interest to the Branch include exploring how healthy babies develop and what can go wrong in the process; identifying better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases in pregnant women and newborns; and evaluating the safety and effectiveness of innovative devices and instruments to better care for mothers and their babies.
In addition, the PPB provides support to train the next generation of medical researchers in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, and related fields.
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