For Participants

As a participant of the P3 Cohort, you may be eligible to participate in one of our optional substudies. It is completely up to you whether or not you participate in one of the substudies.


+ Biomarkers of imminent preterm birth in high risk women
(P3 high risk cohort)


+ Income assistance for low-income women
+ Peer-Administered therapy for Antenatal Depression


+ The role of inflammation in brain injury and development of preterm infants (P3 brain health substudy)

Alberta Health Services

The Alberta Health Services Parents webpage contains information about baby vaccinations (immunizations), safety, everyday care, parenting, growth and development, and common health concerns.

Healthy Parents and Healthy Children

Health Parents and Healthy Children is a great resource by Alberta Health Services to support you in having a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. You can download Healthy Parents and Healthy Children’s Pregnancy and Birth e-Book here.

Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation was founded by Katharina Staub, the mother of prematurely-born twins. The foundation’s purpose is to support the best standards of care for premature babies and to give premature babies and their families a voice across Canada.

The Alex, A Community Health Centre in Calgary

The Alex believes health is a complete state of physical, mental, emotional and economic well-being; not just the absence of disease. Their priority is to break down access and social barriers, by tailoring their services to meet individuals’ needs. From babies to seniors, their clients are as unique and special as the care they receive.


Merge™ is an evolution of family-centred care to support parenting in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Health care provider roles broaden with a focus on educating and supporting parents as they gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in care of their baby.

A standardized implementation process supports operationalization and helps reduce variability in healthcare delivery in NICU. With Merge™, parents can take their baby home sooner and hospitals can avoid costs.

Alberta Family Integrated Care (FICare™)

The purpose of this project is to test a new way to integrate and involve parents into the care of their baby through a program called Alberta Family Integrated Care (FICare™). Alberta FICare™ provides tools and strategies to empower parents to build their knowledge, skill, and confidence to ensure they’re well-prepared to care for their preterm infant before going home.

More details from the University of Calgary here.