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.
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.
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- The Impact of Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy on Maternal-Infant Bonding – (Pre-MIB) Study
- A Pilot Study to Determine the Optimal Finger for Hypertension and Preeclampsia Assessment Using Pulse Oximeter Collection
- Immunization of Women with Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Combined with Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) During the Mid Third Trimester of Pregnancy: An Evaluation of the Potential for Immunological Protection for the Neonate
- Impact of Timing of Surgical Management After Detection of Early Pregnancy Loss on Women’s Emotional Health study
- Determining Dietary Phenylalanine Requirements during Different Stages of Gestation in Healthy Pregnant Women
- Pregnancy Reference Intervals for Safe Medicine (PRISM)