Our pregnancy research targets improved screening methods and preventative treatments for mothers and babies.

INFANT’s goal is to develop and test next-generation devices, diagnostics and therapies. These will have a fundamental societal and economic impact, placing Ireland at the fore of pregnancy research.

INFANT is focused on developing and improving methods of monitoring and medical intervention at birth. The reduction or elimination of adverse events in labour (such as hypotension, seizures and pre-eclampsia) will have a direct impact on long-term population health.

We aim to protect mothers and babies by developing innovative medical devices, diagnostics and therapies.

Pregnancy Loss Research Group

The Pregnancy Loss Research Group lead national research to better understand pregnancy loss experiences and impacts, and the development of resources and evidence-based advice and interventions, to improve health care (quality) and health and social outcomes for women, babies and their families. They use a range of approaches, involving quantitative (including audits and reviews), qualitative and mixed-methods. Website: Pregnancy Loss Research Group | University College Cork (ucc.ie)


IRELAnD: Investigating the Role of Early Low-dose Aspirin in Diabetes


The AI4LIFE project will develop a fetal monitoring system using artificial intelligence to identify oxygen deprivation.


The CATePILLaR Study is evaluating the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on mother & baby’s health and wellbeing.


The RE:CURRENT study is evaluating recurrent miscarriage (RM) services in Ireland to inform efforts to standardise and improve the quality of these se…


Mothers’ Experiences of Maternal Morbidity.


Functional Indicators of Iodine Status in Pregnancy


Fetal Intrapartum Randomized Scalp Stimulation Trial


To inform the development of a behaviour change intervention to raise awareness of and reduce risk factors for Stillbirth in Ireland