The aim of this research is to find out whether it is better to perform an Artificial Rupture of Membranes (ARM, or having your water broken) at the start of an induction of labour, or whether it is better to wait until later in labour.
If you are having an induction of labour after 37 weeks, you may be eligible to participate in this trial.
The FIIX Study is a clinical trial comparing the two main fertility procedures available through public funding in New Zealand – The Fertility and InVitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) trial in couples with uneXplained infertility.
Couples with unexplained infertility who have been accepted for publicly funded fertility treatment are suitable to participate.
The GEMS Study is examining the best criteria for testing for diabetes during pregnancy. This study has now completed recruitment. For more information, visit the GEMS study website.()
Melatonin in Pregnancy Study
The aim of this study is to investigate if long term outcomes for babies affected by growth restriction (where baby doesn’t grow as well as expected), can be improved by a maternal melatonin supplement in pregnancy. These very small babies are at risk of harm to their brains while developing inside mum. Melatonin, a naturally occurring anti-oxidant may be able to reduce this risk.
If you are pregnant with a growth restricted baby (FGR) and 23-31+6weeks pregnant you may be eligible for this international trial.
Maternal Psoriasis and Infant Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (MaPINO) Study
‘Do inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis, influence a child’s development? We have designed a study to research this question and are inviting pregnant women with and without psoriasis to take part. All women will have dedicated surveillance of their psoriasis (and dermatology review if needed), and all children will get a full neurodevelopmental assessment at two years of age (plus a small gift and parking and travel expenses). Women less than 15 weeks pregnant will also have blood tests to look at markers of inflammation.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact: Ms Susan Law Research Nurse, p. 021 744 958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in donating your placenta (whenua) to help better our understanding of this important organ and its role in a healthy pregnancy?
Together with Auckland Hospital researchers at the University of Auckland are studying placentae (whenua) to understand the causes of complications in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia and growth restriction. By studying placentae we can learn more about why problems may arise in certain pregnancies and improve care for mothers and babies in the future.
Donations are invited from:
pregnancies affected by pre-eclampsia and/or small for gestational age babies
healthy women (no form of Diabetes) having healthy babies up to 40 weeks (control)
If you are interested in assisting with this valuable research by donating (part or all) of your whenua, please call the Research Midwives on 021 0831 4824 (Monday to Friday between 8am and 3pm) /email@example.com they will be happy to answer any of your questions.