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 …

Giving voice to First Nations women in addressing diabetes in pregnancy

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

Over the past two years, Dr Diana MacKay and Sian Graham from the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin have travelled extensively to interview First Nations women about their experiences of diabetes in pregnancy (DIP). For these researchers, listening to the stories of mothers who have experienced DIP, including gestational diabetes (GDM) and pre-existing type 2 diabetes, is a …

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,” says 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 …

HiPPP EMR-C Conference addresses healthy lifestyle interventions in the reproductive years

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

“Pregnancy is a teachable moment.” This was a common theme at today’s HiPPP EMR-C (Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early and Mid-Career Researcher Collective) conference.  This was the 2nd conference for the collective, which brought together researchers Australia-wide and from around the world to share knowledge and collaborate on addressing maternal obesity and improving pregnancy outcomes.  The online conference …