How has the health of mothers and babies in the ACT and South-Eastern NSW been impacted by the events of 2020? If you were:

  • pregnant OR had a baby no older than 3 months on 1st February 2020, or
  • you became pregnant by 30th April 2020

you’re invited to participate in the Mother and Child 2020 study. All mothers, exposed or not exposed to bushfire smoke, are welcome to be involved.

This study aims to assess the impacts of the 2019/20 bushfires and more recently COVID19 (coronavirus) on the health and well-being of pregnant women, new mothers and their babies in the ACT and South Eastern NSW. It is hoped the results of this study will help to advise governments, health care providers and pregnant mothers and their families/friends on how best to respond to similar and different crises in the future to protect the health and wellbeing of mothers and their babies.

This study is being conducted by the study team headed by Professor Christopher Nolan, ANU Medical School and Department of Endocrinology, The Canberra Hospital. The study is being funded by the Australian National University.

To find out more visit the project website.