Maternal Health and Wellbeing
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Completed Research Projects

The group has completed a number of research projects. You can also view information on current research projects.

An evidence synthesis and decision analytic modelling following a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies evaluating the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of interventions to prevent postnatal depression
This project will evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of pharmacological, psychological and other interventions for pregnant and postnatal women to prevent postnatal depression (PND).

Women's experiences of being overdue in pregnancy
To explore how women experience being overdue and identify any additional support women may want in prolonged pregnancy and explore how women understand and balance the risks of prolonged pregnancy with the risks of induction.

Men, Masculinity and Early Labour                                                                                                                      
A qualitative study to explore the experiences of men who are with their partners during early labour and to further understanding about early labour in its social and relationship contexts. 

Multi-site implementation of a promising innovation in low income communities: support for childbearing women 
What are the implications for the NHS of a volunteer doula service for disadvantaged childbearing women.

The experience of women who combine full-time paid employment with motherhood
To explore women's experiences of combining full-time paid employment with motherhood.

An exploration of infant feeding experiences of women in Lincolnshire in the early postnatal period
To explore the experiences of Lincolnshire primip women who intend to breastfeed.

Midwives' beliefs and concerns about telephone conversations with women in early labour 
There is a growing body of evidence that reflects women's dissatisfaction with telephone communications in early labour, including unmet needs for advice and support.

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