OxWATCH, a groundbreaking new study focussing on women's health looks at how the lifestyle and well-being of young Oxfordshire women affects their health later in life, particularly after the birth of their first child.
The study, funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, is part of the Oxford Safer Pregnancy Research Alliance (Osprea), a collaboration between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Oxford.
Read more about OxWATCH and listen again to BBC Oxford Radio coverage on 2 April 2014 [1:07:25 on the clock].
If you'd like to take part in the OxWatch Study, call +44(0) 1865 572259 or complete the contact form.
This unique study will provide a comprehensive overview of women's health and wellbeing before, during and after pregnancy. The findings will improve our understanding of how pre-pregnancy factors affect a pregnancy and how pregnancy itself affects women's health and wellbeing in the long-term. Improving pre-conceptual care has been highlighted as one of the big challenges for maternity services. We hope OxWATCH will help to identify women who may be at risk of pregnancy and health complications much earlier so that better pre-pregnancy advice can be provided in primary care". - Dr Sian Harrison, OxWATCH Study Co-ordinator, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford