Maternal and fetal health

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.

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Members of our maternal and fetal health research team

We are currently running a number of studies and trials in the following areas:

  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Fetal Growth Restriction (When a baby is smaller than expected)
  • Pre-term labour
  • Stillbirth
  • Diabetes
  • 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