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MPEWS (Mercy Pregnancy and Emotional Well-being Study)

The placenta regulates exposure of fetus to mother’s cortisol

Doctoral student Sunaina Seth has published a paper on the role of the placenta in regulating maternal hormones such as cortisol. The study used samples collected in the MPEWS cohort. The paper was published in the high impact journal: International Journal of Molecular Science. a copy of the paper is available here: Congratulations Sunaina […]

MPEWS researchers present symposium to International Association for Women’s Mental Health

IAWMH2015 Symposium: Mercy Pregnancy Emotional Well-Being Study, WEDNESDAY 25 March 07:00 – 08:00 SYMPOSIUM – EMINENCE HALL Mercy Pregnancy Emotional Well-Being Study Chair – Megan Galbally, MD, Mercy Hospital for Women, Perinatal Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria – Australia Andrew James Lewis, PhD, Deakin University, School of Psychology, Burwood, Victoria – Australia •    Fetal Programming Effects […]

An update on progress of participants through MPEWS- Jan 2015

The MPEWS study commenced in September 2012. Of over 300 initially recruited 269 remain active participants. The study is funded to collect 5 waves of data but we are currently applying for funding to extend the study Wave 1 (1st trimester) is now complete with all questionnaires collected and entered into SPSS, all blood samples […]

About the Mercy Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study (MPEWS)

The Mercy Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study is a pregnancy cohort study which will recruit 300 first time mothers as from 2012. In the first phase of the study, will follow mothers and  their children until they are 3 years of age. The study is seeking funding to follow children for a longer period across […]

Welcome to the MPEWS blog!

Welcome to our new MPEWS blog! As promised, we have set up a blog so that study participants and anyone else with an interest can keep up with the latest developments in the MPEWS study. Our goal is to post details of conference presentations and publications by the study investigators and to let you know […]