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Pregnancy & Reproduction

Every week counts in the lead up to birth

Every week counts in the lead up to birth

The Kolling’s Women and Babies Research team is calling for a reduction in the number of early births, with the latest research highlighting the benefits of labour as close to 40 weeks as possible. Twenty years ago, the majority of women gave birth at 40 weeks. Today it’s between 38 and 39 weeks and continuing to get earlier. This trend is due to the growing number of planned early birth..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Grieving couple contributes to new research into deadly bacteria in pregnancy

Grieving couple contributes to new research into deadly bacteria in pregnancy

The Women and Babies Research team is launching a study to look into the presence of bacteria in pregnancy which may be deadly if passed on to infants during birth. The research is being funded in part by Victoria and Danny Liston, who tragically lost their daughter at birth due to infection. Director of Women and Babies Research Professor Jonathan Morris said Group B Streptococcus (GBS)..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Research to help reduce smoking in pregnancy

Research to help reduce smoking in pregnancy

A large scale review has found the number of women smoking during pregnancy in NSW has halved, and yet there are still some concerning trends prompting calls for targeted campaigns. Researchers from the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney, analysed smoking rates in all pregnancies in New South Wales over a 22 year period from 1994 to 2016. The Women and Babies Research team fo..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Research identifies health impact of traffic accidents

Research identifies health impact of traffic accidents

More than 40 per cent of people injured in a traffic accident are psychologically distressed one month after their accident, with many of those suffering depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms. The research forms part of the latest findings into the physical and emotional impact of motor vehicle crash injuries by the team from the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. Fro..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence