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Research Group for Pregnancy, Fetal Development and Birth

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Aims of the group are:

The research activity has developed along two pathways:

I) Registry-based studies using linked data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway (MBRN) and numerous other national and regional registries and cohorts to assess perinatal outcomes, maternal short and long-term outcomes and effects of pregnancy and birth, including studies of preeclampsia, preterm birth, birth weight, disorders of the placenta and cord etc.

II) Clinical fetal physiology focus studies of fetal growth, circulation and development. Ultrasound imaging and Doppler methods, ECG, biochemistry and biomarkers are employed to unveil population variation, patterns of disease and fetal origins of adult health and disease.

Large population based studies and longitudinal clinical cohorts are typical for our scientific activity.