Dr Charise Deveney, in conjunction with Dr Andrew Booker and Dr John Keogh (Obstetricians), is currently conducting two research projects.

1.  The first project examines what information women in their prenatal and postnatal periods would find useful in a support group.  Private antenatal and postnatal patients have been surveyed and the results from these surveys analysed.   The information gathered is being used to inform the content of antenatal and postnatal support groups.

2.  The second project evaluates the effectiveness of antenatal and postnatal motherhood support groups in preparing women for the transition to Motherhood in regard to mood, attitude, and lifestyle adjustments.