Maternal, Fetal and Newborn Health Research

Our Scientists aim to better understand the causes of pregnancy disorders which compromise the health of mothers and their newborns. Some of these complications include: miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, gestational diabetes and preterm labour.

BC Women’s Hospital is home to the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the province. The 60 bed unit cares for approximately 1,700 babies each year, admitted from across British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.  Researchers in NICU are constantly working to improve they care for babies.

Research Programs

Perinatal Research IMaging Evaluation Centre (PRIME)
PRIME is an imaging research facility dedicated to developing new technology and applications to benefit the health of mothers and babies. Pregnant women and newborns are two of the most vulnerable populations, and improving their health and saving their lives is a priority in Canada and world-wide. Ultrasound scans among other imaging modalities are an important, non-invasive tool used to find possible health problems before and after birth.

For more information on research in PRIME please visit us here.