Explore the cutting-edge of pregnancy research in this interactive, multi-format event.

Immerse yourself in fascinating flash talks as Dr Katie Mckinnon explores how the socioeconomic environment affects the developing brain and Dr Kahyee Hor shares her work on fetal programming and its effects on a baby’s long-term health. This is followed by an NHS Lothian Dietician-led talk about dietary advice after a pregnancy affected by Gestational Diabetes.

Get hands-on with interactive stalls, including:

  • Become a sonographer for the day and try your hand at scanning with a handheld ultrasound device
  • Relax in our Ask a Midwife corner and chat with Hailey and Hannah, registered midwives and Grow and Gather hypnobirthing and yoga birth prep gurus
  • Trail two new pregnancy apps, one which looks at pregnancies affected by Gestational Diabetes and one which monitors environmental pollution exposure and sleep during pregnancy
  • Explore the wonderful world of pregnancy research with Edinburgh Pregnancy Research Team, who are researching topics from premature birth and baby brain development to how cutting edge retinal scanning may help predict complications in pregnancy

Presented by The University of Edinburgh