Mother and baby health

John Foley

Grainne Foley, whose baby was diagnosed with a potentially dangerous growth restriction in the womb said she was delighted to have the comfort of extra scans as a result of being part of a clinical trial.

Her baby boy was born weighing just 1.1kgs. Her son John, who is now four, is living life to the full because screening and interventions were available at the right time through the HRB Perinatal Ireland study.

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The HRB Perinatal Ireland study was set up in 2007. Since then this study has led to changes in international guidelines for managing babies in the womb and Fergal Malone who led the project is now Principal Investigator of the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network.