The Building Blocks of Pregnancy Biobank (BBPB) is a longitudinal, prospectively collected, linked pregnancy outcomes biobank within the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Collections occur in hospitals and clinics affiliated with IU School of Medicine physicians anytime during pregnancy, including labor and delivery. Since it started in 2009, the bank has had over 3,000 participants and collected over 55,000 samples. Many participants have a complete set of samples in all trimesters as well as labor and delivery.
BBPB is a resource available for both IU-affiliated researchers and researchers outside of IU focusing on pregnancy-related questions and topics such as preterm birth, gestational diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia. The BBPB team has proven experience working with investigators at all stages, from junior and mid-career to senior. BBPB has provided samples for research studies to IU investigators from multiple departments, collaborators at academic institutions around the country and international industry collaborators.