Pregnancy with two or more long term health conditions

Study title

Pregnancy with two or more long term health conditions 

What's it about?

Researchers want to find out about the experiences of care of pregnant women and those who support them. Previous research has explored individuals’ experiences of pregnancy care when they have a single health condition, for example, epilepsy.

Researchers now want to know more about the experiences of those with multiple health conditions. This research will help medical professionals to understand what matters most to women and birthing people with multiple health conditions.

Researchers will ask about preparation for pregnancy, care in pregnancy and your long-term healthcare.

How can I take part?

You are eligible to take part if:

  • You are a woman or birthing person with two or more pre-existing health conditions
  • You are currently at least 28 weeks pregnant and/or have given birth in the last 2 years
  • You are aged 18 years or older

Partners can also take part. You need to be able to be interviewed in English or through an interpreter, and be able to provide consent.

What will I have to do?

Individuals will be asked to take part in an online/face-to-face interview with one of the researchers which will last around an hour. As a token of appreciation for your time you will be sent a £20 shopping voucher after the interview.

How do I get involved?

Please register your interest at  

Is there a deadline?

We aim to recruit up to 60 women and birthing people and up to 30 of their partners by the end of 2022.

Who is conducting the research?

The research is being conducted by the University of Birmingham in collaboration with researchers from the University of Aberdeen.

Who has reviewed this study?

The study has been reviewed and approved by HRA and Health and Care Research Wales.

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