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Maternal Health Study information for participants

The Maternal Health Study has now been going for more than 15 years. We are enormously grateful for participant’s time and generosity in completing study questionnaires and telephone interviews at such a busy time in their lives.

10 year follow-up 

  • We have now completed the 10 year follow-up and have commenced analysis, drawing on over 10 waves of follow up of mothers and children in the study. 

Follow-up after second and subsequent babies

  • We have also completed follow-up after second and subsequent babies. Thank you to all of the participants who took part in this stage of the study. 

COVID-19 Sub-study

  • We are grateful to all the women and young people (15-17 years) who have accepted our invitation to complete online questionnaires asking about your experiences of living through the pandemic. We are reporting preliminary findings in our regular newsletter and will let you know when final results are available. 

Changed address?

  • If you have recently changed address, please let us know so that we can update your contact details. Please email us at

     or call an MHS team member on (03) 9936 6090.

Alternate contact details

  • As the Maternal Health Study is a longitudinal study, we sometimes lose contact with women when they move, or change contact details. If for some reason we are unable to contact you on your listed numbers or email address, we ask that you provide us with the details of someone who will always know how to contact you. This could be your partner, another family member, or a close friend. This information will only be used to get in touch with you, and will not be part of the research project in any way. To update your alternative contact person, please email or call (03) 9936 6090.

Study newsletters

We produce a biannual newsletter for study participants. To be added to the mailing list please email: