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Take part in research

ARM Trial

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. 

Visit the ARM Trial website() and speak with your midwife or doctor for more information.

C*Steroid Study

Can we safely reduce the risk of breathing problems for newborn babies by giving corticosteroid injections to their mothers before a planned caesarean section?

This trial is underway at Auckland Hospital and Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland. This trial may be suitable for you if you are having a planned caesarean section at 35 – 39+6 weeks of pregnancy. Find our more at the C*STEROID Trial website or contact the team at You can also watch this informational video().


FIIX study

The FIIX Study is a clinical trial comparing the two main fertility procedures available through public funding in New Zealand – The Fertility and In Vitro 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.

For more information, visit the FIIX study website()


GEMS study

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.()