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Congratulations on your pregnancy!

At St George’s Hospital we are committed to placing research at the core of clinical care and aim to offer opportunities for research involvement to as many patients as possible.

We have an active maternity research team who are involved in many studies, helping to develop better treatments, tests and care pathways in pregnancy. Every year hundreds of pregnant women volunteer to take part in research here at St George’s and play a vital role in helping us to improve clinical care and outcomes.

Involvement in research takes different forms from a one-off visit after a routine appointment to a schedule of visits throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period. We also hold discussion groups involving pregnant women and their partners to discuss our studies and help us shape our research.

Although we work as one team you may be approached about a range of studies throughout your pregnancy by different members of the research team. Participation in research is voluntary and we would like to reassure you that your care would not be affected if you decide not to take part.

If you would like to find out more about our research studies, be involved in shaping our work or register interest in taking part please contact the Maternity Research Team:

Email: maternityresearch@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Phone: 020 8266 6707

Current Research Studies

Trial to Assess Safety, Reactogenicity and Immunogenicity of Covid-19 Vaccines in Pregnant Women in the UK

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like to invite you to take part in our trial looking at COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. We aim to recruit, vaccinate and follow-up pregnant women across the UK in order to look at the safety of, and immune responses to, COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women and their babies.

The Preg-CoV trial aims to identify the best interval to be used between doses of COVID-19 vaccines for protecting pregnant women against COVID-19. The trial will compare COVID-19 vaccines that are currently being used in the UK vaccination programme, as well as new vaccines as they are approved.

Participant Information Sheet
Participant Information Leaflet

Our research team are very keen to understand how Covid-19 has impacted on pregnancy. Please support us with this by filling in our survey. It should take about 12 minutes to complete. The data that we will collect from this form will be completely anonymous and will be used to improve the information and care that we give to pregnant women and their babies. Click here for the Survey