Maternal Health and Wellbeing
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Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group

We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading research groups in the field of maternal health and wellbeing, with internationally recognised academics whose work enhances the health and quality of life of childbearing women. 

Through theoretical and pragmatic enquiry, our research explores issues around the care and support of women before, during and after childbirth. Our work looks at such topics as:

  • the organisation of maternity care
  • perinatal mental health
  • motherhood and childbearing in contemporary society
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Our research is highly applied, helping to inform policy, clinical guidelines and education, improve healthcare professionals’ practice and provide better maternal care for women in the UK and internationally. One of the ways we make sure our research remains relevant is by working closely with women with experience of maternity services. 

Visit the Nottingham Maternity Research Network to find out more. 

Explore our research themes

To find out more about how our research makes an impact, explore the group’s research themes and projects. 

Organisation of maternity care, including content and workforce

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Our research in this area explores service delivery, the content of care and the maternity workforce to improve maternity practice and support childbearing women. 

Perinatal mental health and wellbeing

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Supporting women affected by anxiety, postnatal depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues.    

 

Pregnancy, birth and motherhood in contemporary society

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Our research looks at some of the many issues relating to modern-day pregnancy, childbirth and family life, including media effects, domestic abuse and cultural beliefs.     

Knowledge translation 

                                                                   

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It's essential that information gained through research is translated into practice as rapidly as possible. One of the ways we do this is through the development of evidence based guidance for practice.

 
 

Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA


telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0820
email: helen.spiby@nottingham.ac.uk