HiPPP EMR-C 2023 Annual Conference a great success

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

Early- and mid-career researchers descended on Adelaide this week for the fourth annual Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum EMR-C (HiPPP EMR-C) conference. With a theme of ‘informing and performing implementation research in health systems and services’, the day was brimming presentations that revealed the real-world impact and scale-up of best practice health systems and services. Associate Professor Shelley Wilkinson …

Study to support pregnant women’s nutritional needs after bariatric surgery

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

Women who are in their late-third trimester of pregnancy and have previously had bariatric surgery are wanted for a study aimed at better understanding their specific needs. The Bariatric sUrgery and Maternal nutrition in Pregnancy (BUMP) study will recruit at least 50 women over the next 12 months who are at least 34-weeks pregnant and have previously undergone weight loss …

Winners of CRE HiPP’s EMCR Small Grant Scheme 2023-24

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

We are excited to announce the successful recipients of this year’s Early and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Small Grant Scheme. Four researchers from three different universities have been awarded funding of $10,000 each to support projects in CRE HiPP’s priority areas of preconception and pregnancy lifestyle health: Dr Stephanie Pirotta, Dr Kiran Ahuja, Dr Christie Bennett and Dr Mumtaz Begum. “Another grant …

CRE HiPP PhD Research Support Grant Scheme 2023-24 recipients announced

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

“Working hard is one thing, but being recognized is entirely something else.”(Bereket Gebremichael, grant recipient) We are thrilled to announce that seven PhD researchers in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania have been awarded grants under this scheme. Details of the winning projects, which relate to various aspects of maternal lifestyle health during preconception and pregnancy, are provided …

A moment with Dr Bec Jenkinson

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

Dr Bec Jenkinson is maternity consumer advocate-turned-researcher, with more than 10 years’ experience as a leader in the Australian maternity consumer movement, advocating for high quality, respectful, women-centred continuity of care. CRE HiPP sat down with Dr Jenkinson to find out what drives and inspires her. Q: What keeps you motivated in your research career? A: I draw a lot …

Weight stigma in maternity care: It’s time for change

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

A group of maternity consumers and advocates from across Australia have released a paper calling for equitable and non-stigmatising care for pregnant women and potential parents who live in larger bodies. It voices concern that “the current weight-centric approach to maternity care is creating unintended harm for pregnant, birthing and postnatal women.” The paper, titled “Listening to larger bodied women: Time …

Preconception Health Network video discusses clinical guidelines for preconception care

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

Dr Edwina Dorney, a key member of the Preconception Health Network (PCHN), has just released a video in which she discusses clinical guidelines for this important area of healthcare. “Preconception care involves a wide range of interventions that aim to improve the health of potential parents before pregnancy,” said Dr Dorney, who specialises in women’s health and Public Health Medicine. …

Eating disorders and fertility care

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

“My eating disorder commenced when I was about 13 years old and continued in various forms until I was in my early 30s,” said Hilary Smith, mum to a two-year old daughter and National Manager at the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).  Ms Smith’s presentation about her lived experience of undertaking IVF with a personal history of an eating disorder …

A moment with Professor Leonie Callaway

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

Professor Leonie Callaway is an obstetric and general physician with a long list of professional and academic achievements to her name. She has forged her own remarkable path, and was the first person in her family to complete a university degree.  CRE HiPP sat down with Professor Callaway to find out what drives and inspires her. Q: What keeps you …

Body Positive Birth Alliance launched to address weight stigma in maternity care

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

“Women deserve respect and dignity when growing and birthing their baby, regardless of body size.”(Dr Briony Hill, Body Positive Birth Alliance Executive Team) CRE HiPP is proud to announce the launch of a new alliance which aims to challenge weight-centric maternity care, and address both unconscious and conscious weight stigma and discrimination. The Body Positive Birth Alliance brings together a …