Improving the engagement of pregnant/early postnatal women in research


  • University of Birmingham

Project summary

It can be difficult to engage pregnant or early postnatal women with local maternity research, as women may find regular engagement challenging during a time when their lives are changing dramatically in a short space of time. 

We will pilot new approaches devised by university-based researchers and patient and public involvement advisers to engage pregnant or early postnatal women in research. Participants will help researchers translate their findings into a format suitable for a range of audiences. This will involve local researchers speaking to women about the latest maternity research and opportunities to get involved. As an extra benefit, information provided during these sessions may be useful to women during their pregnancy or after they have given birth.