• Current Recruitment Status:
    number of women enrolled in IMPROvED to date

  • Pre-eclampsia screening of
    5000 European women in 5 countries

  • Novel metabolomics and proteomics biomarkers
    to detect pre-eclampsia and improve pregnancy outcomes

  • An effective screening test has the potential for
    significant health and economic impact



Prof Louise Kenny short listed for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards

IMPROvED Coordinator Prof Louise Kenny has been short listed for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards 2015. Congratulation!

The  Awards are designed to recognise women whose successes have gained public praise together with those women who have tirelessly worked to improve the lives of others. Lifetime achievement is also recognised in the Hall of Fame Awards, previously won by Myrtle Allen, Maureen O’Hara, Joan Bergin, and Catherine McGuinness. The event will take place 7 November in Dublin.


500th participant recruited in the Netherlands

We are happy to announce that  the 500th Dutch IMPROvED participant has been recruited @ Erasmus MC (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). Many thanks to all participating first time mothers & midwifery practices!

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SCOPE study links antenatal depression with preeclampsia and SGA in obese women

Based on the findings of the SCOPE study (Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints), predecessor of IMPROvED, researchers were able to make the link between antenatal depression and preeclampsia and SGA in obese women.  Stress and mental disorders during pregnancy have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes; however little is known about how psychological factors interact with other maternal exposures, such as obesity.