Maternal & Child Health

Part of VU's Clinical and Community Health and Wellbeing program, the Maternal and Child Health research group focuses on the following areas:

  • pregnancy risk
  • diabetes in pregnancy.

Davina Taylor's PhD research explored childbirth pain of women from multicultural backgrounds.

Our aims

The research group aims to promote the health and wellbeing of childbearing women, their children and their families. In particular, the team explores:

  • older maternal age
  • perinatal health and morbidity
  • risk in pregnancy
  • sexual health
  • social challenges impacting on pregnant women
  • women’s pregnancy outcomes.