Newcastle University Research Session

Thursday, March 29th


Would you like to help shape pregnancy research?

Researchers from Newcastle University and The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust are looking for new mums – with babies under one – to come along to some research and refreshment discussion sessions at Birth, Baby & Family in North Shields.  The sessions will run six times a year and last about 90 minutes each.

We will provide refreshments, you can bring along your children and you can come along to as many sessions as you want. There are baby change facilities, toys & activities as well as plenty of space for prams and car seats.

The focus of the March discussion is on…

the use of aspirin in pregnancy as preventative treatment for preeclampsia

We are asking you to help us design a study. We would like your input in:

·         a review of the  feasibility of certain tests

·         We would like to hear what aspects of this research are more/ less valuable to women to ensure this project is as valuable to clinicians as it is to you.


Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy related high blood pressure that may lead to devastating outcomes for both mother and a baby. A low dose of aspirin is offered to women at risk of developing preeclampsia but is not always effective. We don’t know why aspirin is not always effective in prevention of preeclampsia. We suspect that it can be due to different ways of processing medication by our bodies but also due to the low adherence with the preventative treatment.

Birth, Baby & Family is in the East End Community Centre, George Street, North Shields NE30 1EL. We are just off Tynemouth Road, there is free street parking right outside or we are a short walk from the Metro.


If you would like to come along to the session, please just send me a message…

Janine x

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As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and parent support - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, different voices and links to the best products and services for families.