The Baby & Pre-Mi study will try to determine whether premature birth and subsequent exposures (i.e., oral feeding at an immature stage, controlled sterile environments, Caesarean section delivery, and intrapartum antibiotic use), may change how the microorganisms in the premature baby’s gut develop soon after their birth compared to full term babies. Lead investigator: Eileen Hutton (Co-PI), Katherine Morrison (Co-PI)
This international consortium brings together 4 cohorts across 3 countries with long term follow-up to investigate two dynamic changes in diet during infancy, the introduction of solid food and the cessation of breastmilk, on microbial communities and consequent health outcomes related to growth and allergic response. Lead investigator: Eileen Hutton
The Baby & Microbiota of the Intestine Project is a 3-year longitudinal cohort study aimed to explore the development of the infant gut microbiota and the impact of early life exposures such as feeding, antibiotic and growth. Lead investigator: Eileen Hutton (co-PI) and Katherine Morrison (co-PI)
Gestational Diabetes, Obesity, and Hypertension (DOH-Net) in Midwifery
In this study, the proportion of fetal movements perceived by the mother, compared to those observed on ultrasound and the impact of obesity on the perception of fetal movement will be examined. Lead investigator: Beth Murray-Davis
The Be Healthy In Pregnancy (B-HIP) study is exploring women’s experiences with weight gain, nutrition and exercise during pregnancy through focus groups between 16-24 weeks of pregnancy. Lead Investigator: Beth Murray-Davis
In this mixed methods study, rates of gestational weight gain (GWG) and associated adverse perinatal outcomes were examined among the physician, obstetrician and midwifery client populations in Ontario. Current GWG counselling practices and the barriers and facilitators to counselling experienced by these providers was also explored. Lead investigator: Beth Murray-Davis
In this mixed methods study, the prevalence of diabetes, obesity and hypertension (DOH and rates of associated adverse perinatal outcomes and interventions were examined in the midwifery and non-midwifery population of Ontario. Additionally, the rates and reasons for consultations and transfer of care for midwifery clients with DOH compared to midwifery clients without DOH was investigated. Midwives’ experiences of managing pregnancies complicated by DOH was also explored. Lead investigator: Beth Murray-Davis
By pooling data collected in multiple studies and jurisdictions, our team is investigating the relationship between planned place of birth and neonatal and maternal outcomes.
Lead investigator: Eileen K Hutton
This large, multi-centre, international randomized controlled trial sought to determine whether early or late external cephalic version of a fetus in breech position reduced the incidence of Caesarean section and other clinical, cost, and methodological outcomes. The EECV2 trial concluded in 2008. Lead investigator: Eileen Hutton
This health economics study examined the costs of planned "less tight" (target diastolic 100 mm Hg) and "tight" (target diastolic 85 mm Hg) blood pressure management strategies among women with chronic or gestational hypertension. Lead investigators: Rashid Ahmed, Amiram Gafni, Eileen Hutton
The CONCEPTT cost analysis will compare the costs of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) compared to home glucose monitoring (HGM) in pregnant type 1 diabetic women enrolled in the main randomized controlled trial that examined clinical efficacy. Lead investigators: Rashid Ahmed, Eileen Hutton, Amiram Gafni
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