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The Auckland University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is based on the 12th floor in Auckland City Hospital. 

The department has a strong research base. It houses the Research Centre in Reproductive Medicine and the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Sub-fertility Review Group.The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology exists to improve the reproductive health of all women and the welfare of their babies. This is achieved through advancement of knowledge, encouragement and conduct of research, education, leadership and innovation in health care.

You can find more information on current research here.


25 Latest News Articles
Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Having a baby is an important goal for many couples; however1/6 couples will have trouble conceiving and can be defined as being subfertile.

Endometrial scratching has been suggested as a possible fertility treatment in women undergoing embryo transfer as part of an IVF cycle. Endometrial scratching is similar to a smear test, and can be achieved using a thin plastic catheter called a pipelle. The pipelle procedure takes 1-2 minutes and involves inserting the pipelle through the cervix into the womb and gently moving the pipelle back and forth to obtain a sample of the endometrium (lining of the womb).

Wednesday 15 August, 2012
Preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are common complications during pregnancy that can cause long lasting health effects for mother and baby in later life. It is believed both conditions are caused by abnormal development of the placenta (whenua/after-birth) and can often recur in future pregnancies.
Tuesday 14 June, 2011

We do not fully understand how labour is started in humans but we do know that the placenta plays a key role in signalling the uterus (womb) to start contracting and go on to established labour.

We know that certain biochemical pathways are switched on and the “switches” are genes.

Many factors are now known to affect the way genes work and there is a new science about this called “epigenetics”...

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