• BASIC is a population-based prospective study conducted by the Women's Clinic, the Academic Hospital and the Department of Women's and Children's Health at Uppsala University.  

  • The aim of the study is to follow women's experience during and after pregnancy, and to try to explain why some women do not feel well during pregnancy or after giving birth. The purpose of this is to be able to offer effective and timely help to women who feel unwell.

  • All women who are booked during routine pregnancy for routine ultrasound at the Academic Hospital are offered to participate in the study.

  • The study consists of different parts. Every woman who participates chooses which parts she wants to participate in. You can participate in how many or how few parts at all. All contributions are important!

  • The study began in September 2009 and has so far recruited over 6,000 women.