University of Melbourne led study, MUM SIZE, was featured on Chanel 9 News on August 7th. The study is being undertaken in collaboration with 7 Victorian hospitals and aims to to increase understanding of the best ways to care and plan for obese women giving birth by caesarean, in both metropolitan and regional areas.
“Women with increased body size are twice as likely to have a caesarian delivery” said Investigator Professor David Story, and the risk and potential complications during the procedure increases with the severity of the obesity. This has important implications for the health of the patients, as well as hospital planning and resources of maternity services and neonatal care.
The study has almost finished recruiting its 1,500 patients. Read the full media release here.