Newcastle University Pregnancy Research

Researchers from Newcastle University and The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust are looking for pregnant women and new mums – with babies under one – to come along to some pregnancy research discussion sessions in North Shields.

The sessions run a few times a year and each one lasts between 90 minutes – 2 hours. They are informal and friendly – the researchers just want some discussion and your feedback on the research projects they are doing.

I will be there to co-facilitate the session and to provide refreshments. You can bring along your children – there are baby change facilities, toys & activities as well as plenty of space for prams and car seats.

Tuesday, March 24th from 1-3pm
The session may finish earlier than 3pm and, as it is an informal session, you can head off earlier if you have children to collect from school/nursery.

This research session is focused on: episiotomy

The researcher would like to chat with a small group of postnatal mums about research into a new type of scissors designed for women who need an episiotomy (a cut sometimes given during birth to the perineum, which is the area between the vagina and the anus). 

The new scissors are designed to lower the chance of the episiotomy cut extending and becoming a bigger tear and we need to research whether they lead to better outcomes for women. 

In the session we would like to talk about:
*what is most important to tell women about the research and how we can let them know about it while they are pregnant. 

*what women think is important about postnatal recovery and what sorts of things we should be measuring to check how well the scissors work. 

You do not need to have had an episiotomy or a perineal tear take part in this session, we are interested in all views.

Sessions run at…

The East End Community Centre, George Street, North Shields NE30 1EL
This is just off Tynemouth Road, there is free street parking right outside or it is a short walk from the Metro.

If you would like to come along, please just send me a message. And thank you – your input is so valuable.

A specialist in pregnancy, birth and working with parents