Research profile

Obstetric research group 2010

There are no private clinics in this community. All pregnant women (5000 per year) are therefore controlled at this this department: normal pregnant women by the midwifes, and pathological pregnancies by midwifes and doctors in collaboration. Less than 1% deliver at home and the absolute majority of these assisted by a midwife from this clinic.

Perinatal Research Unit:

  • The Aarhus Birth Cohort includes almost 100.000 pregnancies from this department.
  • This comprehensive dataset is continually validated by research midwifes.
  • Contact persons: Tine Brink Henriksen & Niels Uldbjerg

Maternal fetal medicine

  • More than 95% of the population accepts double test and nuchal translucency scan at week 12 in addition to anomalyscan in week 19. These scans and indicated scans are registered in the Astraia database.
  • Contact person: Niels Uldbjerg, Olav Bjørn PetersenLone Hvidman

Research laboratory:

  • One full time technician ensure the quality.
  • Biochemical analyses of collagen and other connective tissue components.
  • qPCR.
  • Myographs for assessment of smooth muscle contractility.
  • Biobank in which two technicians obtain blood from a large fraction of the pregnant women, their partners and the umbilical cord of the newborn baby.
  • Contact person: Niels Uldbjerg

Clinical studies

  • RCT have high priority
  • The collaboration with the MRI department is well established
  • All diabetic mothers are registered in a database
  • Contact persons: Niels Uldbjerg, Per Ovesen, Lone Hvidman