A workplace portal for all things pregnancy and baby-related

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

Managing workplace issues around pregnancy and having a new baby can be tricky and complicated, especially when you may be feeling tired and overwhelmed.  This can also be a major source of worry in the increasingly difficult economic climate faced by young and growing Australian families today. CRE HiPP researchers, in partnership with MacKillop Family Services and The Australian Prevention …

Mediterranean diet could improve fertility treatment outcomes

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

CRE HiPP researchers are examining whether the Mediterranean diet could alleviate inflammation, an underlying health factor thought to compromise fertility treatment success.  About one in nine couples of reproductive age in Australia experience fertility problems, and many seek Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to up their chances of conceiving.  Although ART success rates have improved significantly in recent years, only around …

Dr Briony Hill wins prestigious ARC grant to investigate weight stigma in women of reproductive age

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

CRE HiPP Research Fellow, Dr Briony Hill, has been awarded a prestigious 2022 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant to lead a team focused on developing knowledge around weight stigma in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. The overall aim of this project is to develop guidance for the translation of weight stigma evidence into preconception, pregnancy and postpartum obesity-related policy.  …

HiPPP EMR-C VIDEO: Find out more about the Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Collective

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

“The HiPPP EMR-C was formed in recognition of the need for young researchers to join together and generate collaborative opportunities, as we are the next generation of researchers,” said HiPPP EMR-C Founder and Chair Dr Briony Hill. “We have the purpose of generating impact and knowledge in the prevention of maternal obesity, and that’s in the preconception, pregnancy and postpartum …

The Preconception Health Network – A Productive First Year

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

The Preconception Health Network (PHN) has had a very productive first year. In July, we held our inaugural meeting. Since then, members of the team have collaborated to complete a scoping review, a systematic review, a Delphi process to identify priorities in preconception care, and several invited papers for Seminars in Reproductive Medicine’s Preconception Special Edition. Well done to everyone! …

Preconception health is key for healthy parents and children

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

A new Preconception Health Network (PHN) was set up in 2021 to promote best practice in preconception health promotion and care. Health status at the time of conception is a predictor of pregnancy outcomes and the future health of parents and children.  Optimising health for conception can prevent pregnancy complications and chronic disease later in life for all family members. …