Mother and Child 2020, #MC2020

Mother and Child 2020 Research Project looking at the effects of the bushfires and COVID19, #MC2020

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Mother and Child 2020 poster

The summer of 2019/20 saw record breaking bushfires that some have dubbed the “black summer”. More than 10 million hectares of the local environment was devastated and around 3,000 homes were lost. Canberra had the worst air quality in the world this January. Since the bushfires, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and interact with each other. Amongst all of this, a new generation of Australians are being brought into the world. A healthy start to life is important for long term health and wellbeing. How has the health of mothers and babies in the ACT and South-Eastern NSW been impacted by these 2020 events?

If you were:

  • pregnant OR had a baby no older than 3 months on 1st February 2020, or
  • you became pregnant by 30th April 2020,

you’re invited to participate in the Mother and Child 2020 study.

All mothers, exposed or not exposed to bushfire smoke, are welcome to be involved.

New registrations will be closed over Jan-Feb 2021, the plan is to restart registrations in March 2021. 

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Principal investigator

Honorary Professor
Endocrinology Physician, Canberra Health Services

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MC2020 is a longitudinal cohort study, in simple terms this means recruiting participants with a shared characteristic and following them over a period of time.

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MC2020 is a longitudinal cohort study, in simple terms this means recruiting participants with a shared characteristic and following them over a period of time.

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Newsletter

Newsletter for MC2020

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Team

MC2020 is a longitudinal cohort study, in simple terms this means recruiting participants with a shared characteristic and following them over a period of time.

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To support our research

The Mother and Child 2020 (MC2020) study, through its questionaries, will provide important answers on the impact of crises such as bushfires and pandemics on the health and wellbeing of mums and their babies.

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