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The group contributes to The Conversation, a publisher of research-based news. Below are articles we have recently written, with the most recent at the top. Some have been translated into Spanish, and so we have included the links to those also.

Stomach Pain


Further exploring this connection could potentially lead to better treatment of the condition.


Maternal antibodies are passed through the placenta to the fetus, providing protection against COVID hospitalisation for infants.

Pregnant Woman Enjoying her Drink


Severe COVID raises the risk of preterm birth, being admitted to intensive care and still birth – so everyone who is pregnant should get vaccinated.


There is immense interest in understanding whether potentially protective SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are provided to the baby via breast milk. This is what we know so far.

Smiling Baby
Doctor Examining Pregnant Woman


Researchers in the US are the first to study how pregnant and breast-feeding women are responding to the vaccines. The results are promising.


Theories that antibodies affect the placenta are completely unfounded.

Pregnant Woman and Partner
Woman with a Face Mask
Woman with a Face Mask


Your immune system changes when you are pregnant, and this may help protect you and your child from COVID-19 – but we need more research to understand this better.



Understanding how pregnancy changes some of the body’s fundamental systems could help treat cancer and other diseases.

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