Maternal Health and Wellbeing
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Research Projects

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

Maternity Units (MU) Project
To explore how to increase the access and uptake of Midwifery Units in England.

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.  

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).

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. 

Promoting mental wellbeing through preparation for labour
To synthesise the findings from the above objectives with particular reference to the evidence base, to develop a set of checklists against which providers can evaluate their preparation for labour for designated groups.


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