Published on 12 September 2023

Views of mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy wanted for survey.

Researchers at Bournemouth University are conducting an online survey exploring the perspectives of women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes and whose baby was admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at birth or within the first 28 days of life.

The study is part of an MRes studentship at Bournemouth University.

Researchers said: “The survey has been created as part of a research study to explore women’s experience of their newborn being admitted to NICU and how this makes women feel.

“In particular, for women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus, how this influenced your experience.

“The number of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes is increasing very quickly. We know from previous research that women experience their newborn’s admission to NICU very differently. This is often because their pregnancies are also very different. However, no research has been undertaken to explore the influence that GDM has on this experience.”

The survey should take around 30 minutes to complete and is available online.

To take part in the study click here
NOTE: DRWF will from time-to-time advise readers of ‘calls to participate’ in diabetes and related health research studies. It should not necessarily be considered that the charity is in any way connected to the study or the group issuing the call for participants. If we are involved in any way, we will make this known. We will only share external calls where we have confirmed that the study holds ethics committee approval, and the study is specific to diabetes and related health. Taking part in a medical research study is a big step and further helpful information can be found via the National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Trials Guide.

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