Perinatal and reproductive health

Improving the health of women and their children

We carry out translational research covering women’s reproductive life from fertility through pregnancy to the health of the baby in their first year of life. To carry out our research, we develop tools to accurately predict outcomes around fertility, pregnancy and birth. We also develop the best possible treatments for groups of people at risk of stillbirth, gestational diabetes (diabetes that some women develop during pregnancy) and perinatal asphyxia (when babies are starved of oxygen during birth).


Prediction, diagnosis and prevention of adverse perinatal outcomes 

Prediction, diagnosis and prevention of adverse perinatal outcomes.

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Bristol study to improve success of IVF treatment resumes

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A major study into the factors affecting IVF treatment success, led by NIHR Bristol Biomedical ...

Researcher profile: Alison Kirby, Brist-IVF study research midwife

24 October 2019

Alison Kirby is research midwife for the Brist-IVF study. She manages all aspects of study ...