The maternal and fetal health research portfolio at Saint Mary’s Hospital is extensive, including research into pregnancy problems such as pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and pre-term labour.
We work in partnership with The University of Manchester with the aim of improving pregnancy outcome and maternity care. Our research uses a breadth of research methods such as clinical trials, one to one or group interviews and observational studies, which collect samples and data from pregnant women, partners and their babies.
We are currently running a number of studies and trials in the following areas:
- Fetal Growth Restriction (When a baby is smaller than expected)
- Pre-term labour
- Ways of improving the quality of non invasive pre-natal diagnosis
- Placental studies
- Lupus Spectrum disorders and pregnancy
If you are interested in taking part in any of our research studies please ask a midwife or doctor at your next appointment or contact any of the research team running the clinical research studies