Theme Pregnancy and Birth
AR&D constantly strives to provide the best possible care for mother and child. Therefore, we routinely perform multi-center clinical trials. With these trials, we aim to establish the benefit of specific interventions in reproductive medicine, gynecology, obstetrics and neonatology. Results of these trials are integrated into clinical protocols so that we can provide the best possible treatment for our patients and to allow for truly informed decision-making. In addition, we are developing tailored made tools for the shared decision-making.
The trails conducted by AR&D are in the context of national networks of collaborating hospitals, gynecologists, midwives, nurses, neonatologists, and health care providers coordinated from Amsterdam. These professionals focus on optimally treating pregnancy complications and preventing premature delivery, as well as optimizing care for prematurely born infants. We study the requirements for responsible implementation of advancements in prenatal screening. We also investigate effects of environmental exposures during pregnancy on women’s and offspring’s health. This in order to learn more about how to give each child the best possible start in life.