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Pregnant Women Needed……

Pregnant women to offer insights for asthma research

Asthma and allergies affect one in four children in New Zealand , but living on a farm may protect children against developing these conditions.

Our team is attempting to identify the factors in early life that protect children from developing asthma and allergies. We want pregnant women from both farming and non-farming backgrounds to help.

Can you help?

We invite you to participate in this ground breaking research. Your participation in this study will help us find out more about asthma and allergies with the aim of developing programmes to reduce childhood asthma and allergies in New Zealand . We are very keen to hear from you at any stage in your pregnancy. You do not have to have any allergies or asthma to take part.

What would your participation in the study involve?

In your last few weeks of pregnancy we will ask you to complete a questionnaire. Then we will follow your baby through the first 15 months by a series of questionnaires, a health diary, a home visit from a nurse, and some allergy tests.

Would you be interested in taking part in this study?

Yes, I would be interested to participate in this study

After registering your interest in this study we will send you an information pack with more details about the study

No, I do not want to participate in this study

If you want to discuss this study with one of the researchers then please contact Heather Duckett on 0800 000 544 or e-mail

Thank you very much for considering taking part in this study.

Associate Professor Jeroen Douwes
Associate Director, Centre for Public Health Research
Phone 04 3800 602