Maternal Health and Wellbeing

Organisation of maternity care, including content and workforce

Pregnancy, childbirth and the early period following birth are important for the health and wellbeing of women, families and society.  It is vital that women and families receive high quality care.

Research carried out by the Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group explores how maternity services are provided to inform national guidelines to support maternity professionals to provide the best possible care. Our research also investigates women’s experiences of maternity care to better address the needs and concerns of women and families.

Research that makes an impact

A Realist Inquiry into Maternity Care at a Distance (ARM@DA)

The ARM@DA project is an evidence synthesis project using a realist approach. The project aim is to understand how digital clinical consultations can work to support safe, personalised and appropriate maternity care and to clarify when they might be most appropriately used, for whom, when, and in what contexts. 

What information is available online to women and families about antenatal education provision in england, italy and the netherlands? A scoping review

We have conducted a scoping review on information available online about antenatal education classes in three European countries (England, the Netherlands, Italy), in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Milano Bicocca and Amsterdam University Medical Centers.

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Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group

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