The Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Project (LAMB)
Note: Beginning 2020, LAMB Project has ended data
collection. No data will be shared with external
researchers. For inquiries regarding vital statistics
dataset request, please visit:
The LAMB (Los Angeles Mommy and Baby) Project is
sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. It is both
a population-based surveillance tool and a community outreach project. The
LAMB survey asks mothers who recently delivered a baby about events that
happened before, during, and after their pregnancy.
In 2014, the LAMB Follow-Up re-interviewed mothers
who responded to the LAMB survey in 2012 when the index
child turns two. Click
here for more information about the
LAMB Follow-Up Project.
To improve maternal health during pregnancy and to prevent
babies from being born too early or too small
- To better understand the causes of poor birth outcomes in Los Angeles
- To identify areas where help and resources are needed the most.
- To improve the health and human services of future mothers and babies in
Los Angeles County.