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

The Perinatal Research IMaging and Evaluation (PRIME) Centre is opening soon!