The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in rapid changes to the delivery of routine maternity care and there is a considerable amount of research being undertaken across Australia. Many of these research projects were established in response to the changes and to the concern about pregnant women becoming infected.
This mapping project, being done in collaboration with the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence, seeks to support all planned and ongoing COVID-19 related maternal and perinatal projects across Australia. Through a coordinated map of all projects, we seek to support researchers undertaking COVID-19 related maternal and perinatal projects, to facilitate collaboration and harmonisation, provide a central place for people to find others doing similar research and have a platform for dissemination through a national network.
We are interested in collecting information on all projects in Australia that are specifically examining direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on women during pregnancy, labour and birth and postpartum period and their babies. This mapping will focus on pregnancy to 42 days postpartum for women and birth to 28 days for babies.
We are also keen to map studies addressing issues in maternity health care providers (including midwives, obstetricians, general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal health providers).
This project also provides an opportunity join a national COVID-19 Pregnancy and Perinatal Research Network to share information, assist collaboration and support dissemination of research findings.
To download an up-to-date list of COVID-19-related pregnancy and perinatal research being conducted in Australia in an Excel spreadsheet, click on the button below.
Including more projects
If you would like to nominate a project for inclusion or provide any other comments relevant to this review, please do so here.
To end 2021