Twins can face unique risks before and just after birth
Twins and other multiple birth babies face a higher risk of infant mortality and specific care guidelines are needed say University of Melbourne researchers.
A simple way to improve maternal health globally
A key treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia isn’t being used in many parts of the world – University of Melbourne experts look at why and suggest solutions
Midwives on the COVID-19 frontline in Indonesia
Midwives in Indonesia have had to battle COVID-19 to maintain care, underscoring the need to protect healthcare workers, say University of Melbourne experts
Finding an ‘early warning’ for preeclampsia
New University of Melbourne research aims to develop an 'early-warning' blood test for pregnant women at risk of potentially life-threatening preeclampsia.
Rising caesarean rates and inequality
Rates of caesarian section are growing, especially in Asia, and University of Melbourne research in Indonesia shows the growth comes with widening inequalities
Support after miscarriage – how can we do better?
Miscarriage during pregnancy is common, but the loss often goes unacknowledged – we need to get better at providing support, say University of Melbourne experts
Stories teeth can tell
Research led by the University of Melbourne describes a new approach for a more detailed understanding of life history by analysing the structure of our teeth.
Shaping the brain: Before, during and after birth
Neurologist Professor Tracy Bale looks at how our life experiences can be transmitted biologically to the next generation and how that shapes our unique brains.
The wallaby that's permanently pregnant
The swamp wallaby is the the only mammal known to be pregnant and lactating throughout the female’s entire adult life finds new University of Melbourne research
How babies may be more vulnerable to medication
Babies lack mechanisms that in adults help protect the brain from medications, University of Melbourne research finds and may allow more precise dose guidelines