Getty images. Midwifery placement. Mother holding a new baby

Professor Jill Shawe has developed a programme of research and education in perinatal care (PREPARE), which aims to improve outcomes for women planning pregnancy. 

PREPARE also includes the formation of a European pre-pregnancy research collaboration, which brings together EU and other countries to work together in this emergent area. 


Current PREPARE projects:

  • Periconception care for women with medical conditions.
  • Evaluation of Preconception Health and Care in Europe.
  • Consensus on Interconception care.
  • Planned and unplanned pregnancies among women attending antenatal care.
  • Implementation of a Reproductive Life Plan.
  • Attitudes towards parenthood and understanding about fertility.