Our Family Services department is committed to improving outcomes for women and babies by improving care, diagnosis and treatment – which is why we work with selected research programmes, carried out by healthcare professionals striving to make improvements to your care.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these studies, details of how to contact the team can be found in the links below:
Are you pregnant with twins?
The University of Edinburgh is looking for volunteers who are having twins and may have a planned birth at around 35 weeks.
The trial aims to find out if antenatal corticosteroids given to those having twins prior to a planned birth after 35 weeks, reduces breathing difficulties in the babies.
If you would like some more information on this study, or to see if you are eligible to take part, please contact a member of the clinical research team, or visit the study’s website.
Snap 2 – smoking, nicotine and pregnancy trial
The University of Nottingham is testing a new support package to help you stop smoking during pregnancy, using Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
They are looking for participants who are less than 25 weeks pregnant, aged 16 or over, who smoke at least one cigarette a day.
If you take part, you would need to:
- Try stopping smoking
- accept stop smoking support, including free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, which is approved by the NHS for use during pregnancy.