Table 1

Schedule of events and main assessments

VisitPeriod (WG)MotherFetus/newborn
PregnancyV1 (Baseline)24th to 32nd
  • Information notably on socioeconomic characteristics, general health, family history of CVD or diabetes and smoking and drinking habits

  • Weight and height measurements

  • Three blood pressure measurements

  • Blood sampling

  • N/A

V230th to 34th
  • Weight

  • Three blood pressure measurements

  • Foetal cardiac echography

Delivery or postdeliveryV3Birth
  • Blood sampling

  • Cord blood sampling, newborn weight, length and other birth-related information

V42–7 days after birth
  • Weight

  • Three blood pressure measurements

  • Neonatal cardiac echography and carotid echography

  • CVD, cardiovascular diseases; N/A, not applicable; WG, weeks of gestation.