Healthy mothers, healthy babies

This area of research investigates how maternal, fetal and neonatal treatments, including nutrition and the intrauterine environment, affect growth, development and long-term health.

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We conduct high quality randomised clinical trials to answer priority research questions and provide evidence to make recommendations for clinical practice.

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The treatments and interventions we’re interested in that may affect the long-term health of mothers and babies.

What we do
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Some of our studies are complete, others are in follow-up, some are recruiting, and there are always more being planned.

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Working to improve health outcomes for women, mothers and babies affected by major complications of the reproductive tract and pregnancy.

What we investigate
Distinguished Professor Dame Jane Harding meeting with Liggins Institute staff

Research synthesis is about undertaking high quality systematic reviews of existing literature to review methodology and identify priority research questions.

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